The Making of Markova

The Making of Markova: An Exhibition from her Archive


Employing personal and professional photographs, correspondence, and colorful programs, this exhibition documents the life and career of one of the finest classical prima ballerinas of the 20th century, Alicia Markova.

The exhibition documents Markova's performance and post-performance career as Director of the Opera Ballet for the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the early 1960s, inspiring and teaching scores of new young dancers. Correspondence on exhibition included letters from actress Vivien Leigh, Princess Diana, and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

This exhibition is no longer on view.