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choreographer , ballet teacher

Ida Urbel’, USSR Choreographer,ballet teacher.


Urbel’, Ida was born on December 16, 1900 in Vil’iandi, Estonia.


Graduated from the Paris National Association of Professors of Dance and Ballet Dancers, 1932.


Trained, 1922-1929, at private ballet studios in Tallinn and Riga. Choreographer at the Ugala Theatre in Vil’iandi, 1932-1935. Choreographer at the Tartu Vanemuine Theatre, 1935-1957, and chief choreographer, 1957-1973.

Also worked with Estonian folk dancers. Ran her own ballet studio in Vil’iandi 1929-1935, and directed a ballet studio attached to the Vanemuine Theatre, 1935-1957.