Leopold Allen | All Made Up

Leopold Allen (1945-1989) was an artist for the American Ballet Theatre whose artistry was to make up ABT’s dancers to embody and project the roles they were performing. From the evil fairy, Carabosse, to the luminous Sleeping Beauty, and hundreds of characters in between, Leopold designed and applied the makeup, wigs (and often the shoes) of ABT’s dancers.

image Makeup/Wigs by Leopold Allen for the role of Carabosse in ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty Year Unnown
image Makeup/Wigs by Leopold Allen for the role of Aurora in ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty Year Unknown
image Makeup/Wigs by Leopold Allen for ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty Year Unknown
image Janet Zerbe receiving make-up application by Leopold Allen for The Sleeping Beauty Year Unknown
image Michael Owen beginning make-up application by Leopold Allen for The Sleeping Beauty. Year Unknown
image Michael Owen completed make-up application by Leopold Allen for The Sleeping Beauty Year Unknown