Guide to the Marianna Tcherkassky Ballet Shoes MS.P.031

Finding aid prepared by Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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Title: Marianna Tcherkassky ballet shoes
Identifier/Call Number: MS.P.031
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Date: 1993
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection is composed of a single pair of autographed pink ballet pointe shoes worn by the ballerina Marianna Tcherkassky in the matinee performance of "Giselle" with the American Ballet Theatre at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 23, 1993.
Creator: Tcherkassky, Marianna

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Marianna Tcherkassky Ballet Shoes. MS-P031. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Pat Brubaker, 1993.

Processing History

Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

Historical Background

Marianna Tcherkassky, born in 1952, is a renowned ballerina. She began her ballet training with her mother and later studied at the School of American Ballet in New York on a full scholarship. In 1970, Tcherkassky joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1970 and was the principal dancer from 1976-1996. She retired from performing ballet in 1996 and began teaching throughout the United States and continues to teach today.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection is composed of a single pair of autographed pink ballet pointe shoes worn by the ballerina Marianna Tcherkassky in the matinee performance of Giselle with the American Ballet Theatre at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 23, 1993.
The red ink inscription on both shoes has faded. On the toe of the left shoe is written “Best wishes always, Marianna Tcherkassky” and on the toe of the right shoe “Marianna Tcherkassky” is written.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tcherkassky, Marianna -- Archives
Ballet -- United States
Ballet dancers.
Ballet slippers.