This collection is composed of a single
pair of autographed pink ballet pointe shoes worn by the ballerina Marianna Tcherkassky in
the matinee performance of "Giselle" with the American Ballet Theatre at the Orange County
Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 23, 1993.
Marianna Tcherkassky, born in 1952, is a renowned ballerina. She began her ballet training
with her mother and later studied at the School of American Ballet in New York on a full
scholarship. In 1970, Tcherkassky joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1970 and was the
principal dancer from 1976-1996. She retired from performing ballet in 1996 and began
teaching throughout the United States and continues to teach today.
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to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.