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Leonid Kozlov

ballet dancer

Leonid Kozlov, USSR Ballet dancer.

Background

Kozlov, Leonid was born in 1947 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1965.

Career

Dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre. In 1979, while on tour in Los Angeles, defected with his wife, also a ballerina with the Bolshoi. Both became leading dancers in the Australian Ballet, and from 1983, in the New York City Ballet.