Moira Shearer
Date of Birth
Jan 17, 1926
Birth Place:
Dunfermline, Scotland


Trained as a dancer from age six, Scottish ballerina Moira Shearer was invited to join the Sadler's Wells ballet troupe at 16. In 1948, she was selected from hundreds of applicants to star in the Powell-Pressburger Technicolor production The Red Shoes. As Vicki Page, the single-purposed ballerina whose dedication to her art eventually brings about her death, Shearer influenced thousands of...