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Laurel Martyn, once a dancer, always a dancer

Laurel Martyn as Odette in Swan Lake, 1944, photo © Ronald Esler

As a child in the 1920s, Laurel Martyn saw Anna Pavlova dance in Brisbane. Of course she found Pavlova’s performances

Bassano studio

Adeline Genee 1916

Long before Maurice Seymour in Chicago and Max Dupain in Sydney and Melbourne glamourised ballet dancers for the benefit of