On this day in 1892, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, was performed for the first time in St. Petersburg, Russia. To celebrate this historical ballet event, let's take a look at one of Edgar Degas' famous ballet paintings, "The Dance Class."
1. Born into a moderately wealthy family, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas began expressing his artistry at a young age. By age 18, he had turned a room in his house into an artist's studio and was making copies in the Louvre. He still registered at the... READ ON