Nathalie <I>Leslie</I> Krassovska

Nathalie Leslie Krassovska

Birth
Russia
Death 8 Feb 2005 (aged 87)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Christian Orthodox
Memorial ID 11342415 · View Source
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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


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  • Created by: Medora
  • Added: 12 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11342415
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathalie Leslie Krassovska (3 Jun 1917–8 Feb 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11342415, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Medora (contributor 46589192) .