Mariinsky Ballet
The Mariinsky Ballet is a classical ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Founded in the 18th century and originally known as the Imperial Russian Ballet, the Mar...
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Altynai Asylmuratova
Altynai Abduahimovna Asylmuratova (Russian: Алтынай Абдуахимовна Асылмуратова; born 1 January 1961) is a former Kazakhstani-Russian prima ballerina with the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre and a gu...
Igor Kolb
Igor Kolb (born June 6, 1977 in Pinsk, Belarus) is a principal dancer of Mariinsky Ballet. He graduated Byelorussia State Ballet School, and joined Mariinsky ballet in 1996. He became a soloist in 199...
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников; born 27 January 1948), nicknamed "Misha" (Russian diminutive of the name "Mikhail"), is a Russian-American dancer, chore...
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Vakhtang Chabukiani
Vakhtang Chabukiani (Georgian: ვახტანგ ჭაბუკიანი) (February 27, 1910 – April 6, 1992) was a Georgian ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher highly regarded in his native country as well as abroa...
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Ekaterina Kondaurova
Ekaterina Kondaurova, Russian: Екатерина Кондаурова, (born August 20, 1982) is a Russian ballet dancer, currently one of the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet from Saint Petersburg.
Born in Mosco...
Natalia Dudinskaya
Natalia Mikhailovna Dudinskaya (21 August [O.S. 8 August] 1912 in Kharkiv — 29 January 2003 in Saint Petersburg) was a Russian prima ballerina who dominated the Kirov Ballet in the 1...
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Pavel Gerdt
Pavel Andreyevich Gerdt (Russian: Па́вел Андре́евич Ге́рдт), also known as Paul Gerdt (near St. Peterburg, Russia, 22 November 1844 — Vamaloki, Finland 12 August 1917), was the Premier Danseur Nob...
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Tamara Karsavina
Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (10 March 1885 – 26 May 1978) was a Russian prima ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later of the Balle...
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Irina Kolpakova
Irina Kolpakova (Russian: Ирина Колпакова) (born in Leningrad on either May 22, 1933 or May 22, 1935) is a Russian ballerina.For many years, she was the prima ballerina of the Kirov State Academic...
Theodore Kosloff
Theodore Kosloff (January 22, 1882 – November 22, 1956) was a Russian-born ballet dancer, choreographer and film and stage actor. He was occasionally credited as Theodor Kosloff.
Born Fyodor...
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Mathilde Kschessinska
Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya (Polish: Matylda Krzesińska, Russian: Матильда Феликсовна Кшесинская (31 August [O.S. 19 August] 1872 – 6 Decembe...
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Ulyana Lopatkina
Ulyana Vyacheslavovna Lopatkina (Russian: Ульяна Вячеславовна Лопаткина; born 23 October 1973) is a Prima ballerina at the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. She studied at the Vagan...
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Yulia Makhalina
Yulia Victorovna Makhalina (Russian: Юлия Викторовна Махалина), also Yulia, (born 23 June 1968) is a Russian ballet dancer. Since 1986, she has been with the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet where she is a ...
Daria Pavlenko
Daria Pavlenko, Russian: Да́рья Павле́нко, (born 19 November 1978) is a Russian ballet dancer, currently one of the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg.
Born in Moscow, Pavelnko...
Ninel Kurgapkina
Ninel Alexandrovna Kurgapkina (Russian: Нинель Александровна Кургапкина; 13 February 1929, Leningrad – 8 May 2009, near St. Petersburg) was a Russian dance teacher and former prima ballerina...
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Pierina Legnani
Pierina Legnani (September 30, 1863 – November 15, 1930) was an Italian ballerina considered one of the greatest ballerinas of all time.
Legnani was born on September 30, 1863, in Milan and origin...
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Larissa Lezhnina
Larisa Lezhnina (Russian: Лариса Лежнина) is a principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam. She was born on March 17, 1969 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. She graduated from ...
Askold Makarov
Askold Anatolievich Makarov (Russian: Аскольд Анатольевич Макаров, 1925-2000) was a Russian ballet dancer and ballet professor, leading soloist at the Kirov Ballet during the 1960s and early 1970s...
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Natalia Makarova
Natalia Romanovna Makarova (Russian: Наталья Романовна Макарова, born 21 November 1940) is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes ...
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Varvara P. Mey
Varvara P. Mey (1912–1995) was a former prima ballerina, ballet instructor and author.
Mey was one of the students of the russian ballet dance method founder, Agrippina Vaganova. She graduated fro...
Galina Mezentseva
Galina Sergeyevna Mezentseva (Russian: Галина Серге́евна Мезенцева, born 8 November 1952, Stavropol) is a Russian ballerina, with a career as professional classic dancer from the early 1970s to th...
Vaslav Nijinsky
Vaslav Nijinsky (also Vatslav; Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский; [ˈvatsləf fəˈmʲitɕ nʲɪˈʐɨnskʲɪj]; Polish: Wacław Niżyński; 12 March 1889/1890 – 8 April 1950) was a Russian ba...
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Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (Bashkir: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев, Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев, Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев) (17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet-born dan...
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Alla Osipenko
Alla Osipenko (Russian:Осипенко, Алла Евгеньевна, born 16 June 1932 in Leningrad) is a retired Soviet ballerina. She studied at the Leningrad Choreographic School (now Vaganova Academy) in the class ...
Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the...
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Olga Preobrajenska
Olga Iosifovna Preobrajenska (Russian: Ольга Иосифовна Преображенская Ol'ga Iosifovna Preobrazhenskaya) (2 February [O.S. 21 January] 1871 – 27 December 1962) was a well-known ...
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Farukh Ruzimatov
Farukh Ruzimatov (Russian: Фару́х Рузима́тов; born June 26, 1963 in Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union) is a ballet dancer, the Artistic Director for ballet in Mikhaylovsky Theatre, Saint Pete...
Leonid Sarafanov
Leonid Sarafanov (born 28 June 1982 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a principal ballet dancer with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia.
Leonid Sarafanov is considered one of the best dancers of...
Marina Semyonova
Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova (Russian: Марина Тимофеевна Семёнова, 12 June [O.S. 30 May] 1908 – 9 June 2010) was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was born in Saint-P...
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