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Serafima Aleksandrovna Astafeva

ballerina , ballet teacher

Serafima Astafeva, USSR Ballerina, ballet teacher.


Astafeva, Serafima was born in 1876.


Graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School, 1895.


Soloist at the Mariinskii Theatre until 1905. With Diaghilev in the Ballets Russes, 1910-1911. In 1914 set up a ballet school in London.

Choreographer. Among her pupils were M. Fonteyn, A. Markova and A. Dolin.