Ballerina. Feya Balabina was born in Rostov-on-Don. She trained at the Leningrad Choreographic School (pupil of Romanova and Vaganova). She danced with the Kirov Ballet from 1931 and made her debut as Tao-Hoa in The Red Poppy. Among her other roles were Masha in The Nutcracker, Kitri in Don Quixote, title role in Esmeralda, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Zarema in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Cinderella, the Tsar-Maiden in The Humpbacked Horse, both Nikiya and Gamzatti in La Bayadere, Lise in La Fille mal Gardée, Gulnare in Le Corsaire, Jeanne in Flames of Paris, Paskuala in Laurencia and Nuné in Gayané. She taught at the Vaganova School from 1953 and was a repetiteur with the Kirov from 1953 until 1964.
Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
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