| Fanny Cerrito
Fanny Cerrito was a famous Ballet and court
dancer whose fame was that of Marie
Taglioni. Cerrito made her professional debut in 1832 at the
San Carlo Theater ( Teatro San Carlo.) Fanny worked with
the famous ballet choreographer Carlo Blasis which would help
her rise to fame.
She would dance fantastically with Fanny
Elssler in the "Minuet de la Cour," Elssler was
the lead and Cerrito the follow (a S in dancing as a couple.) Fanny
Cerrito was known to do the "Cerrito Schottische"
Fanny married Arthur Saint-Leon (1821-1870)
on April 17, 1845, which only lasted six years. Cerrito had a
daughter, Mathilde, in 1853 - not by Leon but that of a spanish
noble-man. Fanny gave her farewell performance at the Lyceum Theater
in 1857 and then retiring to England.