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Serafima Aleksandrovna Astafeva

Serafima Astafeva, USSR Ballerina, ballet teacher.

Background

  • Astafeva, Serafima was born in 1876.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1895.

    Career

    • Soloist at the Mariinskii Theatre until 1905. With Diaghilev in the Ballets Russes, 1910-1911. In 1914 set up a ballet school in London.

      Choreographer. Among her pupils were M. Fonteyn, A. Markova and A. Dolin.
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    Born 1876
    Died September 13, 1934
    (aged 58)
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