(orig. Natasha Leslie; b Petrograd, 3 Jun. 1919; d Dallas 8 Feb. 2005)
Soviet-US dancer and teacher. The daughter of Diaghilev dancer Lydia Krassovska, she studied in Russia then with Preobrajenska, Legat, and at the School of American Ballet. She danced with various companies including Les Ballets 1933, Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (as ballerina 1936–50), and London Festival Ballet (1950–9). After retiring she taught in Dallas, Texas.