Galli, Rosina (1896–1940)

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Galli, Rosina (1896–1940)

Italian ballet dancer. Born 1896 in Naples, Italy; died April 30, 1940, in Milan, Italy.

Performed at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan; moved to US (1912) for engagement at Philadelphia-Chicago Opera where she worked under Luigi Albertieri; worked as principal dancer at Metropolitan Opera in NY under director Guilio Gatti-Cazzaza and performed in numerous operas and ballets including works by Pauline Verhoeven until 1935; served as ballet mistress there (1919–35) where her students included Miriam Golden, Nora Kaye, and Maria Karnilova.

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