Violetta Violetta Prokhorova ELVIN, British ballerina. prima ballerina 1951-1956.
ELVIN, Violetta Violetta Prokhorova was born on November 3, 1925 in Moscow. Daughter of Vassili Prokhorov and Irena T. Grimusinskaya.
Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School, 1942.
Dancer at the Tashkent Theatre, 1943. Dancer and soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre and the Stanislavskii and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre until 1946. Married an Englishman.
She was the first Soviet citizen allowed to leave the country during Stalin’s life. With Sadler’s Wells, 1946-1956. Leading role in the first performance of the Dying Swan in the UK. Worked with F. Ashton.
Made some films. Retired, 1956. Lives in Italy.
Prima ballerina 1951-1956.
Married 1st Harold Elvin 1944 (divorced in 1952). Married 2nd Siegbert J. Weinberger in 1953. Married 3rd Fernando Savarese in 1959.