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Aleksandr Ivanovich Pushkin

ballet dancer

Aleksandr Pushkin, USSR Ballet dancer.

Background

Pushkin, Aleksandr was born on September 7, 1907 in Mikulino, Tver’ Oblast’.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School, 1925. Pupil of V. I. Ponomarev.

Career

Trained at the private school ofN.G. Legat. With the Kirov Theatre, 1925-1953. Taught at the Leningrad Choreographic School from 1932.

In charge of the Specialized Class at the Kirov Theatre from 1953. Trained several generations of outstanding dancers. Iurii Grigorovich and R. Nureev were among his pupils.