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Olga Vasil’evna Lepeshinskaia

ballerina

Olga Lepeshinskaia, USSR Ballerina.

Background

Lepeshinskaia, Olga was born on September 28, 1916 in Kiev.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1933.

Career

Leading dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre for the next 30 years. During World War II, entertained the Red Army troops in order to boost morale. Made several ballet-films, such as Graf Nulin and Kniaz Igor.

After 1963, taught in Moscow and in foreign ballet schools.