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Fedor Lopukhov

(1886—1973)

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George Balanchine

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1904–1983)

Russian-born US dancer and choreographer.

Son of a Georgian folk musician, Balanchine studied at the Imperial Ballet School and the Petrograd Conservatory of...

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Mariinsky Ballet

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Russian ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It dates back to court performances given by dancers trained at the Empress Anna Ivanovna's school, which evolved...

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Mikhailovsky Ballet

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Russian dance company based at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The theatre itself dates back to 1833, but was renamed in 1915 as the Maly (Small). The ballet company was formed...

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Russia and the USSR

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Russian ballet has its roots in a school founded by the Empress Anna Ivanovna in 1738 for the teaching of ballet to selected servants' children. Under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Landé,...

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St Petersburg

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See also Kirov; Russia. The birthplace of Russian ballet. The Empress Anna Ivanovna founded a school in 1738 under the direction of Landé and from this developed the Imperial company which...

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