Gina Cormani Dancer and Actress

Gina Cormani was the niece of the Alhambra Theatre’s choreographer and teacher, Lucia Cormani, who danced with the company during the 1880s and 1890s. The younger Cormani joined the permanent company of the Alhambra in 1906.

She appeared in the cast of the skit Sal-Oh-My! (1908); partnered, en travesti, the Danish ballerina Madamoiselle Britta in the first scene of Paquita (1909); and was praised for her dancing in The Dance Dream (1911).

 

Gina Cormani, by Bassano, 27 March 1912 - NPG x103190 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Gina Cormani

by Bassano 1912

Gina Cormani, by Bassano, 20 November 1911 - NPG x103164 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Gina Cormani

by Bassano 1911

Gina Cormani as a Russian Noblewoman in 'The Dance Dream', by Bassano, 20 November 1911 - NPG x103163 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Gina Cormani as a Russian Noblewoman in ‘The Dance Dream’

by Bassano 1911

Gina Cormani in 'The Dance Dream', by Bassano, 20 November 1911 - NPG x103162 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Gina Cormani in ‘The Dance Dream

by Bassano 1911

Unknown woman; Gina Cormani, by Bassano, 20 November 1912 - NPG x103177 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Unknown woman; Gina Cormani

by Bassano
1912

 

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