Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Trockadero Gloxinia Ballet Company
Anthony Bassae was a co-founder of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo after performing with The Trockadero Gloxinia Ballet Company. As a dancer with the Les Ballets Trockadero, he used the stage name Tamara Karpova. Former dance critic for the New Yorker called Bassae, “a great ballerina.” He passed away in 1985.
There was Antony Bassae who was “the black rhinestone of the Russian ballet”, who was a big burly black guy who said, no joking, do it totally seriously and the jokes will come from the seriousness. ~Tory Dorbin, artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Links to articles, reviews etc: http://www.nytimes.com/1975/03/02/archives/drag-ballet-can-men-make-it-in-a-womens-world-drag-ballet-can-men.html?_r=0