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Liubov Dmitrievna Blok

Liubov Blok, USSR Actress, ballet historian.


  • Blok, Liubov was born on December 29, 1881 in Petersburg. Daughter of the chemical scientist Dmitrii Mendeleev and wife of the poet Aleksandr Blok.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Bestuzhev School, 1906. Studied acting with A. Chitau.


    • Actress with Vsevolod Meyerhold, 1907-1922. Editor of Vaganova’s Basics of Classical Dance. Ballet critic for several Soviet periodicals.

      Her main work, Vozniknovenie 1 Razvitie Tekhniki Klassicheskogo Tantsa, 3 vol. remains unpublished (the manuscript is kept at the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow).
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    Born December 29, 1881
    Died September 29, 1939
    (aged 57)