|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1897|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1986|
Boris Novikoff was a famous ballet dancer. Born in Russia, he managed to tour with the Ballet Russe and Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Group, where he eventually emigrated overseas.
Boris Novikoff & Tatiana Platowa, were often together and were known as the "Famous World Premier Dancers".
They had their "School of the Dance" located at 1022 Davie Street in the Lester Academy.
Novikoff, "Famous World Artist and Rejiseur [director]", also ran a Moving Picture Studio from the same location, as well as summer courses for teachers. In 1929, they would open a second studio at the top of the Georgia Hotel, when Platowa was partnered by two Novikoffs: Boris and Ivan, both of whom were graduates of the Russian Imperial Ballet School.
In June of 1929, the school put on "a pictorial recital" of Hansel and Gretel in the Women's Building at 752 Thurlow Street, while in May of 1931, in memory of Pavlova, they presented Coppélia at the Vancouver Theatre. Carnival, presumably Fokine's Le Carnaval, and modern German dances were also part of the program. At the Vancouver Theatre in May of 1932 the school presented 100 dancers in what was billed as "New Moving Radio Television Art."
You can find plenty of Novikoff's photos online, including on ebay.
(I will be adding more bio in due time)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Cathedral Slope, Map A41, Lot 1989, Space 4
Maintained by: R.C.
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
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