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Mia Slavenska (1916–2002)

American ballerina of Yugoslavian extraction who appeared rarely on film. A dancer since the age of five, she became the prima ballerina with the Zagreb Opera. After appearing in Jean Benoit-Levy's film Ballerina (1937) and promoting it in the U.S., she remained there as a teacher and dancer. She formed the Slavenksa Ballette Variante and, later, ... See full bio »

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 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1955 The Great Waltz (TV Movie)
 1937 Ballerina
Nathalie Karine (as Mia Slavenska danseuse étoile du Théâtre National de Yougoslavie)
 1937 Nights of Fire
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 2014 Mia, a Dancer's Journey (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Ballets Russes (Documentary)
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Herself - Ballerina
- Concert Hall (1960) ... Herself - Ballerina

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Alternate Names:

Mia Corak Slavenska | Mia Slavenska danseuse étoile du Théâtre National de Yougoslavie

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American soccer star Mia Hamm is named after Mia Slavenska. While she was born Mariel Margaret Hamm, she was nicknamed Mia by her mother after her ballerina mentor, Mia Slavenska. See more »

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