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Azarii Mikhailovich Plisetskii

ballet dancer

Azarii Plisetskii, USSR Ballet dancer.

Background

Plisetskii, Azarii was born on July 13, 1937 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1956. Pupil of N.I. Tarasov.

Career

With the Bolshoi Theatre from 1957. Theatre historian on graduation from the Russian University of Theatre Arts, 1969. Leading dancer with the Cuba National Ballet, 1963-1973.

Produced several ballets in Cuba, and also worked with the company of Roland Petit in Marseilles. Choreographer and coach with the same company, 1974, 1976, 1977. Choreographer and coach with the XX Century Ballet, Brussels.

1st prize as best partner at the international competitions for ballet dancers in Varna, 1965, 1966, and in Moscow1969.