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Vera Nikolaevna Shvetsova

ballerina , teacher

Vera Shvetsova is a ballet teacher and balletmaster.


Shvetsova, Vera was born in 1929 in Cherepovets.


Like her teacher, Shvetsova worked in several colleges, conservatories, and academies of dance in different countries (Poland, Germany, Hungary, etc), including at The College of Ballet and Choreography in Minsk, (Belarus), She danced in The Mali of Saint Petersburg (Russia) and The Great Theater of Opera and Ballet of Riga, Latvia (The Latvian National Opera in our time).


Dancer with the Leningrad Malyi Theatre, 1948-1950, and the Spendiarov Theatre in Erevan, 1951-1953. Soloist with the Riga Theatre, 1953-1973. From 1961, taught at the Riga Choreographic School, and at the East Berlin Choreographic School, 1963-1965.


  • 1958: Emerite Artisr of Latvia.