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Giselle

Celia's shoes

Pointe shoes worn by Celia Franca (ca. 1959). Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Former Artistic Director and Principal Dancer Celia Franca was well known for her portrayal of both Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis and Giselle. In her official Canadian farewell performance she performed the role of Giselle on February 28, 1959.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.