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Georges Skibine

choreographer , ballet dancer

Georges Skibine, USSR Ballet dancer,choreographer.

Background

Skibine, Georges was born on January 30, 1920 in Yasnaia Poliana.

Education

Pupil of Olga Preobrazhenskaia and Serge Lifar.

Career

Emigrated. Debut in Paris as a cabaret dancer. With the Ballet de Monte Carlo, 1938, the Original Ballet Russe, 1940, the Ballet Theatre, 1941-1942, the company of A. Markova and A. Dolin, 1946, and the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas, 1947-1956. Leading dancer in ballets by M. Fokin and L. Massine.

Produced several ballets for the Cuevas company, 1948-1955. Star of the Paris Opera, 1957-1962, and chief choreographer with the company, 1958-1961. Artistic director of the Harkness Ballet, New York, 1964-1966.

In these years produced Bacchus and Ariadne by Albert Roussel, 1964, Fire Bird, 1967, Bandar Log, 1969, and Carmina Burana, 1970.