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Olga Preobrajenska
Birth: Feb. 7, 1871
Death: Dec. 27, 1962

Ballet Dancer. Olga Preobrajenska (Preobrazhenskaya) was born in St. Petersburg in 1871. She studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg. Her teachers included Petipa, Ivanov and Anna Johansson, and later Cecchetti and Beretta. She graduated in 1889 to join the Mariinsky Theatre. Promoted to soloist in 1896 and prima ballerina in 1900. Danced all the leading roles at the Mariinsky. Her best roles were in Coppelia, Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty, La Fille mal gardée and Don Quixote. From 1895 she began to make guest appearances in Paris, London and America. She was short and stocky but very charming on stage and admired for her strong, precise technique. In 1914 she began teaching in St. Petersburg, where her pupils included Danilova and Vaganova. In 1921 she left the Soviet Union to teach in Milan, London, Buenos Aires and Berlin, before finally settling in Paris in 1923. For 40 years she was one of the most famous teachers in Paris. Her students, in her studio at the Salle Wacker, included Baronova , Toumanova and Youskevitch. She retired in 1960. (bio by: Medora) 
 
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Cimetière de Sainte Genevieve Des Bois
Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois
Departement de l'Essonne
Île-de-France, France
 
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Originally Created by: Medora
Record added: Mar 09, 2004
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