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TBT: New York Metropolis Ballet Takes a BreakOn Tour


New York Metropolis Ballet first toured continental Europe in summer season 1952. This snapshot from the Dance Journal Archives, labeled “swimming social gathering on the Spellmans,” exhibits members of the corporate having fun with a day away from the theater, seemingly throughout that five-week tour. These pictured embody Nora Kaye, a famed dramatic ballerina who was a principal at NYCB from 1951–54 however was higher identified for her work at American Ballet Theatre, and Melissa Hayden, who danced with NYCB from shortly after its founding in 1948 till her retirement in 1973 (save for a quick return to ABT and subsequent pause in acting from 1953–54). 

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