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Alison McWhinney in A Million Kisses to my Skin. English National Ballet, Emerging Dancer Competition, 2014. © Dave Morgan.
McWhinney took on a complex extract from David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin, which required delicacy and accuracy in its delivery. McWhinney was as jazzy and sparky as you could wish but the solo ends abruptly and was the shortest contribution.

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Alison McWhinney in A Million Kisses to my Skin. English National Ballet, Emerging Dancer Competition, 2014. © Dave Morgan.

McWhinney took on a complex extract from David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin, which required delicacy and accuracy in its delivery. McWhinney was as jazzy and sparky as you could wish but the solo ends abruptly and was the shortest contribution.

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Sylphide (Vera Savina) (1927). Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (Scottish, 1893-1964). Oil on canvas.
Vera Clark was an English dancer who joined the Ballets Russes in 1924 under the direction of Serge Diaghilev. Vera’s name was Russianized to Vera Savina. She married the Principal and choreographer Léonide Massine in 1926 and became Principal herself in 1927. This work shows Vera dressed as the sylph from one of the oldest surviving romantic ballets, La Sylphide.

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Sylphide (Vera Savina) (1927). Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (Scottish, 1893-1964). Oil on canvas.

Vera Clark was an English dancer who joined the Ballets Russes in 1924 under the direction of Serge Diaghilev. Vera’s name was Russianized to Vera Savina. She married the Principal and choreographer Léonide Massine in 1926 and became Principal herself in 1927. This work shows Vera dressed as the sylph from one of the oldest surviving romantic ballets, La Sylphide.