Vintage Ballet

June Brae and Robert Helpmann in Dante Sonata the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 1939. Baron/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

A performance in London, 1943. Fred Ramage/Keystone Features / Getty Images

A scene from the ballet Protee, 1938. Baron / Getty Images

 Dancers of the Festival Ballet performing Etudes, 1955. Baron / Getty Images

Tamara Toumanova in Swan Lake, 1948. Baron / Getty Images

Anna Ludmilla and a fellow dancer in Intimate Revue, 1930. Sasha / Getty Images

A performance of Giselle at Drury Lane in London, 1937. Baron / Getty Images

Tanaquil Le Clercq in Bourree Fantasque, 1950. Baron/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Marjorie Tallchief and George Skibine of the New York City Ballet in Concerto Barocco, 1948. Baron / Getty Images