Branitzka, Nathalie (1905–1977)

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Branitzka, Nathalie (1905–1977)

Russian ballet dancer. Name variations: Nathalie Branitzka von Hoyer. Born July 18, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia; died Mar 8, 1977, in New York, NY; m. Jan von Hoyer.

Studied in St. Petersburg and Paris; appeared with Vera Trefilova and Pierre Vladimioff in Berlin (c. 1925); performed with Boris Kniaseff's ballet company in Paris (c. 1930); danced with De Basil's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1932–40); appeared in many works by Leonid Massine, including Choreartium, Jeux d'Enfants, Beach and Scuola di Ballo, and in Mikhail Fokine's Carnaval and Les Sylphides; moved to US to teach (1940).