(b Ust-Ijory, 20 Jul. 1936; d 13 Sept. 1994)
Soviet dancer. She studied at the Leningrad Choreographic School, graduating in 1955 into the Kirov Ballet. She was best known for her modern repertory and created roles in several ballets, including Belsky's Leningrad Symphony (second premiere, 1961), K. Sergeyev's The Distant Planet (1963), and Hamlet (1970), and Vinogradov's Prince of the Pagodas (1972). In 1975 she left the USSR to join her American husband, dancer Martin Freedman, and in the same year staged the pas d'action from Act II of La Bayadère for US Terpsichore.