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Olga Georgievna Tarasova

choreographer , ballerina

Olga Tarasova, USSR Ballerina,choreographer.

Background

Tarasova, Olga was born on February 17, 1927 in Kiev.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1946, and from the Ballet Department of the Moscow Russian University of Theatre Arts, 1957.

Career

Character dancer. Soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre, 1946-1966. With the Tokyo Ballet, 1966. Toured extensively in the USSR. With Lapauri, directed the ballet films Podporuchik Kizhe, 1968, and Imia Tvoe, 1970.

From 1968, teacher at Russian University of Theatre Arts. Choreographer with many theatres after 1969.