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Anatolii Iosifovich Vil’tzak

choreographer , teacher , ballet dancer

Anatolii Vil’tzak, USSR Ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher.


Vil’tzak, Anatolii was born in 1896 in Petersburg. Brother of the circus artist N.I. Vil’tzak, and husband of the ballerina Liudmila Shollar.


Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1915.


Dancer with the Mariinskii Theatre. Emigrated, 1921. With Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1921-1925, and later with Ida Rubenstein’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and the American Ballet. Worked closely with Bronislava Nijinskaia.

Taught at various American ballet schools.