Egorova, Lyubov (1880–1972)

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Egorova, Lyubov (1880–1972)

Russian ballet dancer and teacher. Name variations: Lubov or Ljubov Egorova. Born Aug 8, 1880, in St. Petersburg, Russia; died July 18, 1972, in Paris, France.

Trained at school of Imperial ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia; joined Maryinsky Ballet and was featured in numerous classical works, including Swan Lake, Raymonda, and The Sleeping Beauty; appeared in London with Diaghilev Ballet Russe in role of Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty (1921); retired from performance career (1923) and moved to Paris, where she taught most of the period's notable dancers including André Eglevsy, Janine Charrat, and Igor Youskevitch; founded and directed Les Ballets de la Jeunesse in Paris, where she staged original works as well as numerous Petipa classics. Choreographed works include La Flamme (1932), Visiones Juveniles (1939), Afternoon in the Park (1939) and Aurora's Wedding (1949).

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