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Agrippina Iakovlevna Vaganova

Agrippina Vaganova, USSR Ballet teacher.

Background

  • Vaganova, Agrippina was born on June 26, 1879 in Petersburg.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Petersburg Theatre School with P. Gerdt, O. Preobrazhenskaia and A. Oblakov, 1897.

    Career

    • Danced with the corps de ballet of the Mariinskii Theatre, and soon became a soloist. Strict follower of the classical teaching of Marius Petipa andN. Legat. In 1916, gave up dancing and became a teacher at the Leningrad Choreography School, which was given her name after her death.

      Created at least 2 generations of top dancers, including such internationally-known names as Galina Ulanova, N. Dudinskaia, I. Kolpakova and Natalia Makarova. From 1931-1937, artistic director of the Kirov Ballet Theatre, Leningrad. From 1946, professor.
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    Born June 26, 1879
    Died November 5, 1951
    (aged 72)
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