Her appearance with the Ballet Russe
shatters a prejudice established in ballet ever since Diaghileff brought his first troupe to the Paris Chatelet back in 1909.
Diaghilev and his Russian collaborators changed all that and Ballet Russe
audiences went wild.
Chika was the leading dancer for Ballet Russe
, the Swansea-based company made up of 12 graduates from world renowned academies in St Petersburg and Moscow.
was founded in Paris in 1909 by Russian cultural impresario Sergei Diaghilev and played a major role in the development of contemporary ballet.
There are only a few spaces remaining for this year's Fairbridge Cymru Ballet Russe
Gala Dinner at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff on May 4, which includes a Champagne reception.
Zadoff was among the last dancers to tour the United States with the Ballet Russe
de Monte Carlo, the troupe that revolutionized and popularized ballet in the early and mid-20th century.
The superb documentary Ballets Russes, produced and directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, provides an opera-glass view of the dueling Ballets Russes (the Ballet Russe
de Monte Carlo and Colonel de Basil's Original Ballet Russe
) that emerged from Serge Diaghilev's legendary troupe.
THE THREE BALLET companies that emerged following Diaghilev's death in 1929 and the subsequent dissolution of his legendary Ballet Russe
were the greatest dance troupes in the world in their day, and all contemporary ballet owes them a debt.
She auditioned for Leonide Massine, entering the Ballet Russe
de Monte Carlo in 1939.
From 1938-1952, he was premier danseur with the Ballet Russe
de Monte Carlo, where he performed more than 45 principal roles, and was appointed ballet master in 1944.
CLASSIC production The Nutcracker will be taken to the South Wales Valleys by Swansea's Ballet Russe
In doing so, she is carrying on her own family tradition, one that dates back to her grandmother Elena Wortova, a soloist in Serge Diaghilev's original Ballets Russes, and to her father, Andrei Tremaine, who was a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe
de Monte Carlo.