Pavel VIRSKY, USSR Choreographer. Popular Artist of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1957; Artistic Director, Ukrainia State Dance Ensemble, since 1955. Member, Communist Party, since 1946.
VIRSKY, Pavel was born in 1905 in Odessa.
1927 graduated Odessa Music and Drama Institute.
Since 1928 ballet soloist and choreographer, Odessa Theater of Opera and Ballet. Has worked at Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk theaters. 1937-1940 Artistic Director and dancer, Ukrainia Folkdance Ensemble.
1940-1943 Artistic Director, Kiev Military District Song and Dance Ensemble. 1943-1955 directed ballet group, Aleksandrov Soviet Army Song and Dance Ensemble. 1960 Jury Chairman, competition for dance groups.