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Liubov’ Pavlovna Chernysheva

ballerina

Liubov’ Chernysheva, USSR Ballerina.

Background

Chernysheva, Liubov’ was born on September 17, 1890 in Petersburg.

Education

Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1908. Pupil of M. Fokin.

Career

Dancer at the Mariinskii Theatre. Took part in Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons in Paris, 1911. In 1912 went to Europe again, and settled in France.

With Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes until 1929. From 1932, with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and the Ballet Russe de Colonel de Basil. Worked closely with M. Fokin, L. Miasin, George Balanchine and B. Nijinskaia.

Married Diaghilev’s right-hand man, and chief stage-director, S.L. Grigor’ev and moved with her husband to England. Co-choreographer withGrigor’ev of some ballets at La Scala, and Sadlers Wells. Renewed Fokin’s ballets at these theatres.

From 1938 taught ballet in London, and from 1955 at Sadlers Wells.