Leontine Beaugrand (1842-1925) was a ballerina who, during the siege of Paris organized groups to collect food and money and worked in the soldier's hospital in the basement of Comedie Francaise. After the siege she revived "Coppelia" with herself in the title role, and Eugenie Fiocre repeating her role of Franz. Student of Marie Taglioni and Mdme. Dominique
Early ballerina skirts were heavy, voluminous affairs that severely restricted the dancer's movements. Fortunately, by the early twentieth century, skirts were raised to the knees to showcase pointe work.