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Verity Bell-Irving : Memoria

by Mar Sulaika
Revised, March 12 2010. Second Revision: April 29, 2021 Anton Dolin, who began his career with the Ballets Russes under Serge Diaghilev, asked Verity to join his new company – The American Ballet Theatre in l941. ABT in 2021 is still going strong despite the global Covid-19 pandemic. His partner, Dame Alicia Markova, whose real name was Alice Marks, saw Verity dance in Seattle around the same time and told her, ‘you are coming with us’ when invitations of that calibre were rare as hen’s teeth. In l947 Verity took dance lessons from Nico Charisse in Hollywood. He was the […]