Clippings marked with * are translated.

The Red Shoes

"Thin arms extending like wings, her fingers tracing parabolas in the air, Margaret Illmann's port de bras is as sensational as her career trajectory. And that's just when she's sitting and telling a story – particulary the one about how she was picked from approximately 400 contenders for the role of Victoria Page in the musical adaption of the film classic 'The Red Shoes', opening this month on Broadway."
(David Finkle, Harper's Bazaar dance, November 1993)

"Under her fragile beauty lurks hints of a wilder sexuality and a far more willful personality. They surface strikingly in the climatic title ballet...affording Ms. Illmann a clear shot at glory"
(David Richards, The New York Times, December 1993)

"(Illmann) heats up the stage with her performance…. And commands attention even when she is not dancing"
(Michael Kuchwara, The Associated Press, December 1993)