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Andrei Eglevskii

Andrei Eglevskii, Ballet dancer. Born in Moscow. Studied ballet with L. Egorova, M. Kshesinskaia, and N. Legat. Emigrated in the 1920s with his parents. Dancer with the Ballet Russe du Colonel de Basil, 1931. With the Wojcikowski company, 1935, the American Ballet Theatre, 1937-1938, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1939-1941, the Ballet Theatre, 1942-1943, 1945, Ballet International, and then L. Miasin’s Original Ballet Russe, 1946-1947. Joined New York City Ballet, 1951-1958. Worked with M. Fokin and G. Balanchine. Took part in C. Chaplin’s film, Limelight, 1952. Retired in 1961. Taught at the School of American Ballet. Director at the School of Classical and Characer Dance, Massapequa, New York. Died in Elmer, New Jersey.

Background

  • Eglevskii, Andrei was born on December 21, 1917 in Moscow.

  • Career

    • L. Egorova, M. Kshesinskaia, and N. Legat. Emigrated in the 1920s with his parents. Dancer with the Ballet Russe du Colonel de Basil, 1931.

      With the Wojcikowski company, 1935, the American Ballet Theatre, 1937-1938, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1939-1941, the Ballet Theatre, 1942-1943, 1945, Ballet International, and then L. Miasin’s Original Ballet Russe, 1946-1947. Joined New York City Ballet, 1951-1958. Worked with M. Fokin and G. Balanchine.

      Took part in C. Chaplin’s film, Limelight, 1952. Retired in 1961. Taught at the School of American Ballet. Director at the School of Classical and Characer Dance, Massapequa, New York.
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    Born December 21, 1917
    Died December 4, 1977
    (aged 59)
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