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Aleksandr Viktorovich Shiriaev

Aleksandr Shiriaev, USSR Ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher.

Background

  • Shiriaev, Aleksandr was born on September 10, 1867 in Petersburg.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1885. Pupil of M. Petipa, P. Karsavin and P. Gerdt.

    Career

    • Child-dancer at the Aleksandrinskii Theatre, 1877-1881. Character and grotesque dancer, also a great comedian. In 1902, leading dancer during the Russian Season in Monte Carlo.

      Choreographer at the Mariinskii Theatre and abroad. In 1905, fired from the Mariinskii Theatre, which caused a great protest from the other dancers and choreographers. In 1918, returned to the Mariinskii/Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theatre.

      The Training Theatre attached to the Kirov Theatre was renamed in his honour. Wrote, with A. Lopukhov and A. Bocharov, Osnovy Kharakternogo Tatusa, 1939.
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    Born September 10, 1867
    Died April 25, 1941
    (aged 73)
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