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Natalia Makarova


Natalia Makarova, Russian ballerina. Recipient Gold medal 2d International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria 1965, International Ballet merit award, 1986, 1986 Stanislavski Award, American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art.


Makarova, Natalia was born on November 21, 1940 in Leningrad, Russia.


Graduate, Vaganova Ballet School. Graduate, Leningrad Choreographic School, 1959.


Ballerina Leningrad Kirov Ballet, until 1970, American Ballet Theatre, New York City, 1970-1989. Retired from ballet stage, 1989. Associate artist London Festival Ballet, 1984.


  • Other Work

    • Performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1961. Toured United States, 1961, 64. Roles include Giselle, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Raymonda, La Bayadere, Onegin (London Evening Standard award 1985), others.Guest appearances in the United States and Europe, since 1972. Presented Makarova & Company, 1980 (one season). Staged full-length production of La Bayadere for American Ballet Theatre, 1980.Appeared in Broadway production On Your Toes, 1982 (Drama Desk award 1982, Tony award 1983, London's Olivier award 1984). Other stage appearences include Tovarich, 1991, Two For The Seasaw, 1993. Appeared in television and film productions Makarova: Class of her Own, Channel 4, 1984, Natasha Special, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1985, (4-part documentary) Ballerina, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1987.Author: A Dance Autobiography, 1979. Narrated Prince Ivan and the Frog Princess (named 1991 Notable Children's Recording by American Library Association), The Snow Queen (named 1991 Notable Children's Recording by American Library Association), The Frog Prince.


Kirov Ballet 1959-1970.


Married Edward Karkar, 1976. 1 child, Andre Michel.

Edward Karkar

Andre Michel Makarova