Maria Taglioni Wears a Tutu

Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to wear a tutu during the performance of La Sylphide at Paris Opera on March 12, 1832. The tutu was a light muslin dress with a fitted bodice along with a full, airy skirt reaching within 12 inches (30 centimeters) of the floor and designed by Eugene Lami. Prior ballerinas wore cumbersome costumes that inhibited their movements.

Date:
      March 12, 1832
Name(s):
      Maria Taglioni
Occupation:
      Ballerina
Location:
      Paris, France


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