At some point in her life, every girl dreams of being a ballerina, which may be why Mattel Inc. released Dancerina in 1968. The hard plastic doll sports a plastic tiara with a knob inside. When the knob is pushed or turned, little Dancerina does perfect pirouettes. At 24 inches tall, Dancerina was a lot of ballerina. The company produced the doll in smaller versions, a 18-inch Dancerella, and a 12-inch Baby Dancerina.


  • Title: Doll:Dancerella
  • Creator: Mattel, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: girl, dance, ballerina
  • Type: More Dolls, Talking and Walking Dolls
  • Medium: plastic, vinyl, fabric, synthetic hair
  • Object ID: 111.3863
  • Credit Line: Gift of Suzanne Brystal Nielsen in honor of Brent Michael and Crystal Lynn Gramkee

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