Audrey loved Balanchine

January 17, 2013

Today’s archive photo is of Audrey Hepburn in a dance studio. She started studying ballet in Amsterdam with Sonia Gaskell (who was artistic director of the Dutch National at one time) and later studied in London with Marie Rambert. Earlier this week DM’s editor-in-chief Wendy Perron ran across a tidbit in People Magazine that mentioned Hepburn enjoyed watching tapes of Balanchine pieces towards the end of her life. Wonder if she would have traded movie stardom to be a “baby ballerina” if she could?