Gina Cormani by Bassano (1911)

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).

NPG x103165; Gina Cormani as a Russian Noblewoman in 'The Dance Dream' by Bassano

Gina Cormani by Bassano, 1911