Froman, Margareta (1890–1970)

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Froman, Margareta (1890–1970)

Russian ballet dancer. Name variations: Margareta Frohman. Born Nov 8, 1890, in Moscow, Russia; died Mar 4, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trained at school of Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow before joining the company (1915); danced briefly with Diaghilev Ballet Russe on tour in Europe and US (1916–17); rejoined the Bolshoi (1917) where she danced many acclaimed roles, including title role in Mordkin's The Legend of Aziade; was also featured in Coppélia and The Sleeping Beauty; began serving as ballet master of Zagreb Croation National Theater, Opera and Ballet (1921), where she choreographed numerous ballets over next 30 years; founded own dance school, training such students as Ana Rojè, Sonja Kastl and Mia Slavenska; moved to US (early 1950s) where she taught at studios in CT until her death. Works of choreography include Pierrot (1922), The Gingerbread Heart (1924), Le Boiteau (1927), Raymonda (1927), The Humpbacked Horse (1928), Les Noces (1932), Imbrek (1937) and Ero Sonoga Svijeta (Ero, the Joker, c. 1952).