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.
- Slavenska Dance Preservation (English)
- Obituary in The Guardian (English)
- Obituary in the Los Angeles Times (English)
|SURNAME||Čorak Slavenska, Mia|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Yugoslav-American prima ballerina|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 20, 1916|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brod na Savi|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 5, 2002|
|Place of death||los Angeles|