Doubrovska, Felia (1896–1981)

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Doubrovska, Felia (1896–1981)

Russian ballet dancer. Born Felizata Dloujnerska, 1896, in St. Petersburg, Russia; died Sept 18, 1981, in New York, NY; trained at Imperial Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg; m. Pierre Vladimiroff (ballet dancer).

One of greatest émigré Russian ballet teachers in US, 1st danced with Maryinsky Ballet (1913–20); joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1920), where she created roles in Nijinska's Les Noces (1923), and Balanchine's Apollon Musagète (1928) and Prodigal Son (1929); after Diaghilev's death (1929), performed with numerous troupes formed by Ballet Russes dancers, including Nijinska's troupe, Monte Carlo Opéra Ballet, Woisikovsky Company, and Balanchine's School of American Ballet; along with husband, served as teacher at American Ballet for the rest of her life.

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