mobile nav


Marie Taglioni

Person  Female  Born 23/4/1804  Died 24/4/1884

Categories: Dance

Countries: France, Italy, Sweden

Ballet dancer. Born Stockholm to an Italian father and Swedish mother, both in the dancing world. From an early age she lived around Europe. First appeared in London in 1829. She was aclaimed in her role in La Sylphide, her dancing, particularly en pointe, being exceptionally light and elegant. Retired in 1847. 1874 settled in Connaught Square as a deportment teacher. Died Marseilles where she had gone to live with her brother two years earlier.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has a birth date 5 years in advance of that on the plaque.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Marie Taglioni

Information Commemorated at

Marie Taglioni

Marie Taglioni, 1809 - 1884, ballet dancer, lived here in 1875 - 1876. London...

Read More