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 Natalia Igorevna Bessmertnova

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Natalia Igorevna Bessmertnova

  • Birth 19 Jul 1941
  • Death 19 Feb 2008
  • Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Memorial ID 25558042

Ballerina. Born in Moscow she trained at the Bolshoi Moscow Ballet School.
In 1963 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet and was its prima ballerina for three decades.
She was married to Yuri Grigorovich director and choreographer of the Bolshoi. She created roles in his numerous ballets including Spartacus, Legend of Love and Ivan the Terrible.
She was best known for her portrayal of Giselle and Odette.
Her awards included The Gold Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition, The Anna Pavlova Prize, USSR State Prize, Lenin Prize and People's Artist of the USSR

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  • Added: 26 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25558042
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Natalia Igorevna Bessmertnova (19 Jul 1941–19 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25558042, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Medora (contributor 46589192) .