Cellist. Nicholas "Kolia" Levienne.
Nicholas "Kolia" Levienne met ballerina Lila Zali in Los Angeles and married her in 1945. Kolia was a cellist, who had toured with Anna Pavlova, accompanying Zali as she performed "The Dying Swan."
Kolia and Lila joined with Michel Panaieff in a company called "Ballet Musicale" which later became Los Angeles City Ballet. Kolia also did film studio work and that led to Lila's involvement in films.
Lila and Kolia vacationed in Laguna Beach, CA and decided to move to Laguna permanently in 1959. Kolia started the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society, and Lila opend her dance studio.
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