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Viktorina Vladimirovna Kriger

Viktorina Kriger, USSR Ballerina.

Background

  • Kriger, Viktorina was born on April 9, 1893 in Petersburg.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Moscow Theatre School, 1910.

    Career

    • Leading dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre, 1910-1948. In 1929, with I. M. Shlugleit organized the Truppa Moskovskogo Khudozhestvennogo Baleta which in 1933 formed the basis for the ballet of the Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. Became its artistic director and leading dancer.

      From 1920-1923, with the Ballets Russes. From 1926, permanent contributor to ballet magazines. W rote Moi Zapiski, Moscow, 1930.

      Head of the Bolshoi Theatre Museum, 1955-1963. One of Stalin’s favourite ballerinas during the 1930-1940s.
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    Born April 9, 1893
    Died December 23, 1978
    (aged 85)
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