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Andre Eglevsky
Birth: Dec. 21, 1917
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russia
Death: Dec. 4, 1977
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA

Ballet Dancer. Considered the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation, his talent was promoted at age 8, when his mother took him to Paris to study. By age 14, he was lead dancer with the René Blum's de Monte Carlo, performing in Europe and London. In 1937, he came to America and became premier danseur of Balanchine's American Ballet, performing at Radio City Music Hall and on Broadway. In 1939, he joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was the star of the American Ballet Theatre until 1946. He became premier danseur of the Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo in 1947 and from 1951 to 1958, he was the principal dancer of the New York City Ballet touring the states. After retiring in 1961, he founded the Eglevsky Ballet Company, New York. His Ballet Company and school has remained a premier professional dance education center for over four decades. He died of a heart attack.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Zoe Eglevsky (1888 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Leda Anchutina Eglevsky (1917 - 1989)*
 
 Sibling:
  Tatiana Evgenievna Eglevsky (1915 - 2001)*
  Andre Eglevsky (1917 - 1977)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pinelawn Memorial Park
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 31, Block 9, Range 2, Plot H, Grave 241
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16304555
Andre Eglevsky
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Andre Eglevsky
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Andre Eglevsky
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I visited yesterday, October 4, the grave of the great André Eglevsky. He is buried with his wife Leda Anchutina. The exact grave location is:Section 31, Block 9, Range 2, Plot H, Grave 241.
- Marcial
 Added: Oct. 5, 2017
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2015
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