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Nathalie Leslie Krassovska
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1917, Russian Federation
Death: Feb. 8, 2005
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Born in Russia as Natasha Leslie. Soviet-US ballerina. She was the daughter of Diaghilev dancer Lydia Krassovska and trained with Preobrajenska and Legat in Russia before moving to the USA and continued to study and the School of American Ballet. Under the name of Nathalie Leslie she danced with Ida Rubinstein's Company at the Paris Opera, and Nijinska's Ballet Russe in 1932. George Balanchine offered to choreograph a ballet for her when she was dancing with his Les Ballets 1933. After retiring she taught ballet in Dallas, Texas and formed a company of her students helping to raise $850,000 toward a construction project for the St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Dallas. "I want to teach until I die," she once said. Died due to complications of surgery 
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Christian Orthodox
 
Created by: Medora
Record added: Jul 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11342415
Nathalie <i>Leslie</i> Krassovska
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She was a wonderful dancer, teacher and coach with a kind heart. I miss her very much! May she Rest in Peace!
- Ryan Raymond
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
Вечная Память+
- R.C.
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013
To a beautiful dancer may you dance forever and ever after
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 15, 2009
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