Lelia: The Compleat Ballerina

Harold George Scott captures the most memorable moments of Lelia Hallerscareer with lavish illustrations and photographs. A pictorial biography ofone of the twentieth centurys most notable ballerinas, Leliadocuments the career of the only American honored as premire danseuse ofthe Paris Opra. Lelias experience in the world of dance takes herfrom beginnings in New Orleans to Germany, Spain, France, Italy, theNetherlands, England, and back to New Orleans, where she opened Studio deDanse. On these travels, she danced alongside other great dancers--such asItalian ballerina, Carlotta Zambelli--and trained under Russian balletmaster, Nicolas Legat.