Allegra Kent

Allegra Kent

Now Author of a children’s book called “Ballerina Swan”, Allegra Kent was once a beloved Prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet. Allegra Kent studied with Bronislava, Irina Nijinska, with Carmelita Maracci, and at the School of American Ballet.She joined the New York City Ballet in 1953 and was promoted to principal in 1957.Allegra Kent was a muse of George Balanchine, and she had many roles created for her in Balanchine’s ballets, such as Ivesiana, Agon, Bugaku and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet. Allegra Kent retired in 1981 to become a teacher of ballet.

Aislin Sheffield


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  1. I looked up Allegra Kent on YouTube and found a video of her performing George Balanchine’s “Symphony in C.” I was actually in awe of what an amazing ballet dancer she was. Her arms and legs create such beautiful long lines, and she has so much control over her body. In one part, she falls backwards into her partners arms which means she must have had such trust in her partner. I’ve come to the conclusion that all of George Balanchine’s dancers are utterly perfect in their technique, lines, and control.

    Madeline Roebuck

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