(b 1870; d London, 1944)
Russian ballet impresario, and probable husband of Pavlova. A wealthy landowner with a passion for ballet, he became involved with Pavlova in 1914, acting as her manager throughout her career. Following Pavlova's death in 1931 he assembled a company which toured to Europe, S. America, India, and Australia and in 1938 he managed the Ballets Russes de Colonel de Basil, renaming the company Royal Covent Garden Russian Ballet and later the Original Ballet Russe. He wrote Anna Pavlova in Art and Life (London, 1932).