Turkish Department of Culture plaque commemorating Ninette de Valois's contribution to ballet in Turkey

Turkish Dept of Culture plaque

Ninette de Valois received many honours from the Republic of Turkey in recognition of her establishment of a ballet school in 1947 as part of the State Conservatory of Music and Drama, Ankara. Graduates from the school formed the Turkish State Ballet, which de Valois directed until 1973.

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