Mia Čorak Slavenska

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Mia Čorak Slavenska

Mia Čorak Slavenska (born February 20, 1916 in Brod na Savi , † October 5, 2002 in Los Angeles ) was a Yugoslavian - American prima ballerina .


Mia Čorak Slavenska started dancing at the age of four and became prima ballerina in the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb . She studied with Josephine Weiss in Zagreb and made her debut in 1924 in Baranić's ballet Licitarsko srce . At the age of 17 Slavenska became a prima ballerina. After a film role in the feature film La Mort du Cygne by Jean Benoit-Levy in 1938 she moved to the US, where she worked as dancers and dance teacher. She founded the Slavenska Ballette Variant and later the Theater Ballet . In 1954 she became a prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet . There are very few film recordings of her.

In 1946 she married the Austrian actor Kurt Neumann . From this marriage their daughter Maria was born.

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