Nijinska, Bronislava(brônē`sləvə nyīzhēn`skə), 1891–1972, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; sister of Vaslav NijinskyNijinsky, Vaslav
, 1890–1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; brother of Bronislava Nijinska. Nijinsky is widely considered the greatest dancer of the 20th cent. and was ballet's first modernist choreographer. He entered the Imperial Ballet School, St.
..... Click the link for more information. . She studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg and then joined the Maryinsky Theatre. In 1909, she moved to DiaghilevDiaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich
, 1872–1929, Russian ballet impresario and art critic, grad. St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, 1892. In 1898 he founded an influential journal, Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art].
..... Click the link for more information. 's Ballets Russes, where she danced in the entire repertory. Although she left the company to teach during World War I, she returned in 1921 as a choreographer. She later choreographed for numerous European and American companies. Her ballets Les Noces (1923) and Les Biches (1924) are frequently performed.
See her Early Memoirs (1981).