Rosella Hightower was born in 1920 in Ardmore, OK, USA. She studied with Dorothy Perkins in Kansas City. Danced with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 1938-41, American Ballet Theatre 1941-5, Massine’s Ballet Russe Highlights Co. 1945-46, Original Ballet Russe 1945-46. In 1947 she joined the de Cuevas Ballet. As it’s prima ballerina she toured the world and was one of the most popular dancers in Europe. She had an enormous repertory, including many creations for Taras, Bournonville’s La Sylphide and Sleeping Beauty. She danced the Black Swan Pas de deux with Rudolf Nureyev in his London debut in 1961.
Since 1962 she has directed the Centre de Danse Classique in Cannes which attracts dancers from all over the world and where many of her famous colleagues give guest classes.
She is honored in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with four other Native American ballerinas (Yvonne Chouteau, Moscelyne Larkin, Maria Tallchief and Marjorie Tallchief), with a larger than life-size bronze statue, The Five Moons in the garden of the Tulsa Historical Society.
An onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan.
Sun Fei Fei in the January 2013 editorial of Vogue Italia
Gendered SRI term paper due in 20 hours …let’s do this
Tattooed Bontoc woman (c. 1900s)
Azeri poetess Khurshidbanu Natavan (1832-1897) with her son Mehdigulu (1855-1900) and daughter Khanbika
Khurshidbanu Natavan (Born 6 August 1832, Shusha – 2 October 1897, Shusha) is considered one of the best lyrical poets of Azerbaijan whose poems are in Persian and Azerbaijani. Daughter of Mehdigulu Khan, the last ruler of the Karabakh khanate (1748–1822), Natavan was most notable for her lyrical ghazals.
Nyasha Matonhodze, Jessica House and Loren Kemp @ELITE (London), by David Sessions.
Stunning model, Herieth Paul, appears in this shoot for Dress To Kill’s Winter 2011 issue. Lensed by Max Abadian and featuring looks from Chanel, Versace, Prada and Gareth Pugh.