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Violetta Elvin

Violetta Elvin, USSR Ballerina.

Background

  • Elvin, Violetta was born on November 3, 1925 in Moscow.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1942.

    Career

    • Dancer at the Tashkent Theatre, 1943. Dancer and soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre and the Stanislavskii and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre until 1946. Married an Englishman.

      She was the first Soviet citizen allowed to leave the country during Stalin’s life. With Sadler’s Wells, 1946-1956. Leading role in the first performance of the Dying Swan in the UK. Worked with F. Ashton.

      Made some films. Retired, 1956. Lives in Italy.
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    Born November 3, 1925
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