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Elena Alexandrovna Smirnova
Birth: Mar. 25, 1888, Russian Federation
Death: Jan. 15, 1934
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Star Ballerina. She was the last "prima ballerina" of the Russian Empire (1916) in the Mariinski Theater of Saint Petersburg. Educated for the great masters Fokin, Legat, Sokolova and others, she graduated in the 1906 Class of the Imperial School. Smirnova was partenaire of the great Nijinsky in many ocassions. Married to the coreographer Boris Romanov, they made the first tour to Japan (1916.) In 1920 they run away from Russia and after many successes along Europe, they traveled to Argentina. She had her last success at the Colón Theater of Buenos Aires in 1928. After her retirement, she dedicated to teach ballet to the new generations, creating many talented Argentine dancers and professors. (bio by: 380W) 
 
Burial:
Cementerio de la Chacarita
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal, Argentina
Plot: Panteón de Actores
 
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Originally Created by: 380W
Record added: Oct 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11938379
Elena Alexandrovna Smirnova
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Elena Alexandrovna Smirnova
Added by: 380W
 
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