Bovt, Violette (1927–)

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Bovt, Violette (1927–)

American ballet dancer. Born May 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

Began studying at school of Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow (1935); appeared at Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater in Moscow (1950s–60s), where she created roles in Chichinadze's The Wood Fairy (1960) and Don Juan (1962); performed principal roles in numerous classics, including the theater's production of Carnaval and in Bourmeister's Swan Lake; with Nina Grishina, choreographed Star Fantasy (1963).