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Alicia Markova (December 1, 1910 – December 2, 2004) was an English ballerina and choreographer. She also directed and taught ballet. She was born and raised in London. She was a founder of the Rambert Dance Company, of The Royal Ballet and for American Ballet Theatre. She was a co-founder of the English National Ballet. She retired from professional dancing in January 1963 at age fifty-two.

Markova was born Lillian Alicia Marks in London, England. She died at ninety-four in Bath, Somerset due to a stroke.[[Category:2004 deaths