The greatest Croatian female classical dancer and one of greatest in history
Mia Čorak Slavenska (1916-2002) was born and educated in Croatia.
She is the greatest Croatian ballerina, one of greatest in history.
Mia Slavenska, the greatest Croatian female classical dancer and one of the greatest in history, was born in Brod na Savi, Croatia, on February 20, 1916, the daughter of Milan and Heddwiga (Palme) Čorak. Her early teachers include Josephina Weiss, former Ballerina of the Vienna State Opera, Margarita Froman, ballerina of the Bolshoi and Maximilian Froman, soloist of the Bolshoi. Mia Slavenska was a student at the Royal Academy of Music, Zagreb, Croatia for five years, where she majored in piano. She studied ballet in both Vienna and Paris. She came to the United States in 1939 and was naturalized in 1947. She married Kurt Neumann and had one daughter, Maria.
Mia Slavenska - A Dancer's Journey (60 min.) A Film by Maria Ramas and Kate Johnson