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 Post subject: Tall ballerinas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:17 am 
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A BRITISH ballerina whose training at the Bolshoi Ballet was funded by the Hollywood actress Sharon Stone cannot find work because she towers over her male partners.

At 6ft, Yana Booth is too tall to dance with most male principals and has been rebuffed by the Royal Ballet and other classical companies. Even the support of Miss Stone, who paid for her £52,000 course in Russia, has been of no avail.
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 Post subject: Re: Tall ballerinas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:31 am 
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I wonder if Yana has tried Pacific Northwest Ballet, home of the tallest ballet dancers:

Six foot ballerina's tall story
by Patrick Sawer in The Evening Standard

Yana Booth has everything a young ballerina needs to grace some of the world's most famous dance stages: driving ambition, training at the Bolshoi Ballet, fine features and legs that go on for ever. Unfortunately, her legs are rather too long - at six foot, she is too tall to dance with the average male principal and has therefore found it impossible to win a place with any classical dance company.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 2:56 am 
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Does anyone have any thoughts about this. Ariana Lallone, a Principal at pacific Northwest Ballet is around this height I believe and they recruit some very tall male dancers to partner the 'tallies' in the Company.


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 Post subject: Re: Tall ballerinas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:05 am 
The niece of the Nicholas Brothers dances w/ LINES co. in SF(Lauren???).<BR> She went to either the PNB or the Penn Ballet temporarily,but sat out for a year...but then returned to Lines;I have an article on her too somewhere...but she's about 6ft.tall.<BR> Isnt Gloria Gorvin very tall also(former NYCB dancer)????


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Link to an article found on why ballerinas are naturally short.<P><A HREF="http://216.97.99.198/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000239.html" TARGET=_blank><B> MORE </B> </A>


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:09 am 
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<B>The tall story of a beauty queen<BR>Yana Booth trained at the Bolshoi, but her legs were too long for the ballet. In an exclusive interview, the new Miss Great Britain tells Julia Llewellyn Smith about her transformation</B><BR> Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE first thing I notice about Yana Booth is her legs - all 37 inches of them. Quite an asset, one would have thought. But for much of her 21 years Miss Booth's pins have caused her a remarkable amount of trouble. Only last month she was lamenting that she could not get a job, despite being the only British ballet dancer to have studied at the Bolshoi in the past two decades.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2002/03/07/btyana03.xml&sSheet=/arts/2002/03/07/ixartright.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><P>


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2002 7:33 am 
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A brief update and a piccy of those legs:
Yana fills a tall order
by Patrick Sawer in The Evening Standard

After being turned down by numerous ballet companies in Europe because she is too tall for most principal male dancers Yana Booth today launched the Pretty Polly tights collection.

The Evening Standard revealed that 6ft tall 21-year-old Ms Booth, from Bexleyheath, was having problems putting her training at the Bolshoi Ballet to good use because of her 37-inch legs.
But she then went on to win Miss Great Britain and fashion houses soon queued to sign her up.

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