Igor Ivanovich Youskevitch

Igor Ivanovich Youskevitch

Birth
Russia
Death 13 Jun 1994 (aged 82)
New York, USA
Burial Clifton, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 105192808 View Source
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(Russian: Игорь Иванович Юшкевич) Yuskevich
Born in Pyriatyn - Poltava Gurbenia, Imperial Russia.

Ballet Dancer and choreographer, one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century.

In 1920, along with the family, they escaped the Russian Revolution, and settled down in Belgrade Yugoslavia.
In 1932, he was told that he should go to Ballet.
In 1937, he joined Le Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
In 1944, Igor joined the US Navy, and became a U.S. citizen.
In 1946, he joined the American Ballet Theatre.

From 1983-1994, he was the Artistic Director of New York International Ballet Competition.

Married to Anna (Scarpova) of Russian Italian descent. They had a daughter Maria Youskevitch.


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