Vaganova the Dancer

Catherine E. Pawlick

in Vaganova Today

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036977
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043982 | DOI:
Vaganova the Dancer

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This chapter outlines Agrippina Vaganova's early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (formerly known as the Kirov) Ballet. It traces the pedagogical influences on her own methodology, including teachers such as Nicolas Legat, Olga Preobrajenskaya, and discusses Marius Petipa's relationship to the dancer during her career.

Keywords: Imperial Ballet School; Mariinsky Ballet; tsarist Russia; ballet training; Vaganova the dancer

Chapter.  7959 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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