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Olga Vasil’evna Lepeshinskaia

Olga Lepeshinskaia, USSR Ballerina.

Background

  • Lepeshinskaia, Olga was born on September 28, 1916 in Kiev.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1933.

    Career

    • Leading dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre for the next 30 years. During World War II, entertained the Red Army troops in order to boost morale. Made several ballet-films, such as Graf Nulin and Kniaz Igor.

      After 1963, taught in Moscow and in foreign ballet schools.
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    Born September 28, 1916
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