|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1888|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1978|
Russian-US dancer and teacher. She studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg with Fokine and graduated into the Maryrinsky in 1906 where she stayed until 1914. In 1909 her delicate beauty and musical technique brought her to the attention of Diaghilev and she danced with his company for several seasons until 1914. She created the role of Estrella in Fokine's Carnaval, Street Dancer in Petrushska, abd Papillion in Les Papillions. She also created one of the tennis players in Nijinsky's Jeus.
During the war she nursed with the Red Cross then returned to Russia in 1917 where she again danced with the Maryinsky and GATOB. In 1921 she married the dancer Anatole Vilzak and they returned to Diaghilev's company where, in 1925, she was dismissed for sympathizing with striking dancers.
She and her husband then went to dance at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She also performed in the companies of Rubinstein, Nijinsky and with the Karsavina-Vilzak Company.
In 1936 she and Vilzak settled in American and between 1940 and 1946 ran their own ballet school in New York. She also taught at the School of American BalleT, Ballet Theatre School, Washington School of Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet School.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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