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Leonid Sergeevich Leont'ev

choreographer , ballet dancer

Leonid Leont'ev, USSR Ballet dancer, choreographer.

Background

Leont'ev, Leonid was born on April 9, 1885 in Petersburg.

Career

Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1903,(class of N. Legat). Dancer with the Mariinskii Theatre, and its manager, 1920 and 1922-1925. With the Ballets Russes, 1908-1910.

A leading virtuoso dancer. Worked as a choreographer, reviving previous ballet productions. Taught, 1911-1916 and 1918-1941, at the Leningrad Theatre School.

Among his students were G. Balanchine and A. Viltzak.