Sedova, Julia (1880–1969)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Sedova, Julia (1880–1969)

Russian-French ballet dancer and teacher. Born Mar 21, 1880, in St. Petersburg, Russia; died 1969 in Cannes, France.

Joined Maryinsky Theater's ballet (1898), where she was featured in works by Petipa and Lev Ivanov; danced in Mikhail Mordkin's touring company, All Star Imperial Russian Ballet, in US and Canada (1911); moved to Nice, France (1917), where she trained many future members of Paris Opéra.