George Balanchine
Balanchine's first American ballet, Serenade (1934), was choreographed for his students. An ideal manifestation of Tchaikovsky's soaring Serenade for Strings...
George Balanchine - George Balanchine's Apollo
This ballet depicts Apollo, the young god of music, who is visited and instructed by three Muses: Calliope, Muse of poetry, whose symbol is a tablet; Polyhym...
George Balanchine - George Balanchine's Serenade
Balanchine's first American ballet, Serenade (1934), was choreographed for his students. An ideal manifestation of Tchaikovsky's soaring Serenade for Strings...
George Balanchine - George Balanchine's Ballo della Regina, clip 1
Created by the legendary George Balanchine for New York City Ballet in 1978, Ballo della Regina is a virtuoso set of variations, comparable to the bel canto ...
George Balanchine - George Balanchine's Rubies
Rubies Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust A ballet in three parts, George Balanchine's Jewels was premiered by New York City Bal...
George Balanchine - George Balanchine's Symphony in C
George Balanchine's dazzling Symphony in C is a stunning showpiece for Houston Ballet's full company. Symphony in C Choreography by George Balanchine © The G...
André Eglevsky
André Eglevsky (21 December 1917 – 4 December 1977) was a Russian-born ballet dancer and teacher who studied in France and, from 1932, danced with Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Russe de ...
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Irra Petina
Irra Petina (April 18, 1908 - January 19, 2000) was an actress and singer, as well as a leading contralto with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She was called the "floperetta queen" by critic...
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Leonid Kinskey
Leonid Kinskey (18 April 1903 – 8 September 1998) was a Russian-born film and television actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca (1942).
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Alexey Brodovitch
Alexey Cheslavovich Brodovitch (also Brodovich; Russian: Алексей Чеславович Бродович; 1898 – April 15, 1971) was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous f...
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Ballets Russes
The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America. The company never performed in Russia,...
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Gregory Gaye
Gregory Gaye (October 10, 1900 – August 23, 1993) was a Russian-American actor. The son of an actor, he was born Gregory De Gay in St. Petersburg, Russia.He was a cadet in the Russian navy and began h...
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Viktor Chernov
Viktor Mikhailovich Chernov (Russian: Ви́ктор Миха́йлович Черно́в; December 7, 1873 — April 15, 1952) was a Russian revolutionary and one of the founders of the Russian Socialist-Revolutionary Par...
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Valentina Zimina
Valentina Zimina (1 January 1899 – 3 December 1928) was a silent screen actress. Russian-born, the daughter of a Moscow stage actress, Zimina served with the Women's Battalion of Death for three years...
Nina Selivanova
Nina Nikolaevna Selivanova (1886 – November 7, 1953) was a noted author, lecturer and translator.
She came to the United States from Imperial Russia by way from Japan after World War One. Ni...
Antoine Pevsner
Antoine Pevsner (30 January [O.S. 18 January] 1886 – 12 April 1962) was a Russian-born sculptor and the older brother of Alexii Pevsner and Naum Gabo. Both Antoine and...
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Roman Borisovich Gul
Roman Borisovich Gul (Russian Рома́н Бори́сович Гуль, occasionally transliterated Goul or Gul') (13 August 1896 in Kiev – 30 June 1986 in New York City) was a Russian émigré writer who was prom...
Olga Baclanova
Olga Vladimirovna Baclanova (Russian: О́льга Влади́мировна Бакла́нова; 19 August 1896 – 6 September 1974) was a Russian-born actress of stage and screen and operatic singer, and ballerina. She ach...
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Jacob Makohin
Prince Leon Mazeppa von Razumovsky, born September 27, 1880, was a Russian nobleman and a pretender to the Hetmanship of the Ukraine. He claimed to be the sole surviving descendant of Count Kirill Gri...
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Balanchine method
The Balanchine method is a style of ballet and associated ballet technique invented by dancer and choreographer George Balanchine. It is widely used throughout North America, though it is commonly ass...
Benjamin (Fedchenkov)
Metropolitan Benjamin or Veniamin (Russian: Митрополит Вениамин, born Iván Afanásevich Fédchenkov, Иван Афанасьевич Федченков; 14 September 1880 – 4 October 1961), ) was a Bishop of Russian ...
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Tamara Toumanova
Tamara Toumanova (Russian: Тамара Туманова,Georgian: თამარა თუმანოვა; March 2, 1919 – May 29, 1996) was a prominent Russian American prima ballerina and actress. A child of exiles in Paris aft...
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Nikita Balieff
Nikita Balieff (1876/1877 – 3 September 1936), was a Russian Armenian born vaudevillian, stage performer, writer, impresario, and director. He is best known as the creator and master of ceremonies of ...
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Nicolas Rossolimo
Nicolas Rossolimo (Russian: Николай Спиридонович Россолимо; February 28, 1910, Kiev – July 24, 1975, New York) was a Russian born chess player of Greek descent. He held the tile of Grandmaster. He...
Boris Artzybasheff
Boris Artzybasheff (Ukrainian: Борис Арцебашев, 25 May 1899, Kharkiv, Russian Empire, then in Russian Empire– 16 July 1965) was an American illustrator of Russian-Ukrainian origin active in the Un...
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The Golden Cockerel
The Golden Cockerel (Russian: Золотой петушок, Zolotoy petushok) is an opera in three acts, with short prologue and even shorter epilogue, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Its libretto, by Vladimir Bel...
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Teymuraz Bagration
Prince Teymuraz Constantinovich Bagration (21 August 1912 – 10 April 1992) was a Georgian-Russian nobleman and an émigré in the United States where he served as President of the Tolstoy Foundation, a ...
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Lydia Lipkowska
Lydia [Yakolevna] Lipkowska (1882–1958) was a Russian operatic soprano. Born in Babino, she was trained at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. She was committed to the Mariinsky Theatre from 1906–1908 ...
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Mstislav Dobuzhinsky
Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky or Dobujinsky (Lithuanian: Mstislavas Dobužinskis, August 14, 1875, Novgorod – November 20, 1957, New York City) was a Russian-Lithuanian artist noted for his c...
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