Fanny Cerrrito (Francesca Cerrito) (1707 - 1756 )
Fanny Cerrito was a famous Ballet and court dancer whose fame was that of Marie Taglioni. Cerrito made her professional debut in 1832 at the San Carlo Theater ( Teatro San Carlo ). Fanny worked with the famous ballet choreographer Carlo Blasis which would help her rise to fame.
She would dance fantastically with Fanny Elssler in the "Minuet de la Cour," Elssler was the lead and Cerrito the follow (a s in dancing as a couple ). Fanny Cerrito was known to do the "Cerrito Schottische" in 1851.
Fanny married Arthur Saint-Leon (1821-1870) on April 17, 1845, which only lasted six years. Cerrito had a daughter, Mathilde, in 1853 - not by Leon. Fanny gave her Farewell performance at the Lyceum Theater in 1857.