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Elena Georgievna Chikvaidze

choreographer , ballerina

Elena Chikvaidze, USSR Ballerina, choreographer.


Chikvaidze, Elena was born on October 17, 1910 in Tbilisi.


Studied at the M.I. Perini private ballet studio, Tbilisi. Graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School, 1929. Pupil of A. Vaganova.


Dancer, and later soloist with the Kirov Theatre until 1941. Also appeared at the Leningrad Malyi Theatre from 1938. At the beginning of WWI1, left Leningrad for Erevan where she joined the Spendiarov Theatre, 1941-1943.

Returned to Moscow in 1943. Worked in the Bolshoi Theatre until 1957. From 1956, choreographer-coach.

Also taught at the Moscow Choreographic School, 1954-1956.