She won her place, she later recalled, on the strength of a single arabesque.
In the packed audition studio, Ninette de Valois, the Royal Ballet's founder, singled her out and asked her to strike the pose. Aged only 15 she was taken into the company itself, then directed by de Valois but soon to be run by Frederick Ashton, who promoted her to Principal in 1962.
(First presumed to be Silas Mann, but later refuted by the right half of the portrait.) Zepheniah Nieodemus Mann was a wealthy Englishman who was convinced by his dimwitted sons, Blutarch and Redmond, to purchase large areas of land in frontier America.
Sylvie Guillem's prime-time career with the Royal Ballet is in its last handful of performances, and, for all her maverick reputation, Guillem's Ashton performances qualify her as one of the most riveting of his interpreters.
Now 40, she reads his feminine portraits like fine literature, treating his subtle steps with loving care, not to blaze her technical brilliance, but to reveal the character complexities buried in them.
From left to right: Barnabus Hale, Blutarch Mann, Zepheniah Mann, Mann's maidservant Elizabeth, and Redmond Mann.
A mysterious man is also seen just out of shot on the far right side.
Non-player characters, commonly abbreviated as NPCs, are characters in the Team Fortress 2 setting which are not one of the nine playable classes.
While most are uninvolved in gameplay, they still add extra background to the Team Fortress 2 setting.
When Nijinska came to teach it to the Royal Ballet in 1964, Georgina Parkinson was seen in a very short dark-blue velvet tunic and gloves, her long legs and beautiful feet fully visible, with her eyes heavily surrounded by black.
Born in Brighton on August 20 1938, Georgina Parkinson was the daughter of a bookmaker whose ill fortune and gambling habit rapidly led the family into penury.
As a girl Georgina was good at ice-skating and gymnastics, but it was when the nuns at her convent school in Rottingdean noticed the pronounced curve of her instep that they told her parents she should study ballet; God had not given her beautiful feet for no reason, they said.