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Leonid Kozlov

ballet dancer

Leonid Kozlov, USSR Ballet dancer.


Kozlov, Leonid was born in 1947 in Moscow.


Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1965.


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.