Russian Ballet History

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909-1929


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Reply christie
4:51 PM on October 3, 2011 
This is an interesting site.
My mother was in Ballets Russes and was taught by the assistant of Pavlova, Claire Naudi.

She was in Red Shoes and Tales of Hoffmann, where a lot of Ballet Russes de Monaco people ended up and as far as I can see. That was one of her first jobs.

She is actually on the full cast photo shown at the end where there is Massine, Powell and Pressburger, Shearer et al.

She hated being in Sadlers wells under the dreadful Ninette de Valois who ruined so many people's careers, comparing it to being in the army. People were only called by their surnames you know under her!!

More's the point she appears to be the only one left alive at 82 in November.

She remembers Prebrajenska, and the method Legat.
Many many of the souvenirs, the costumes and the sets.
Reply Michael Medina
3:09 PM on April 27, 2011 
Thank you for creating this website!!
Reply russianballethistory
12:12 PM on January 29, 2011 
Ms. De La Garza,
Thank you for your kind words. The corrections that you were kind enough to bring to our attention have been addressed.
My Best,
Reply anonymous
6:12 PM on January 28, 2011 
Kudos on the great work on the website! I have greatly enjoyed it and have a feeling I will be spending more time visiting.

I have a request to make.... On your POST DIAGHILEV DANCERS section for Igor Youskevitch, could you please kindly change the year he co-founded New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) with Ilona Copen to 1983? Also, the link to NYIBC's website is The link you currently have is for the USA IBC.

I thank you in advance for making these corrections.

Very truly yours,

Marcia De La Garza
Executive Director, NYIBC
Reply russianballethistory
12:40 PM on January 27, 2011 
Thank you! We are so very glad you enjoy the site. Keeping ballet history alive is important to art, design and classical music history as well. iS the profile photo of you? Are you a dancer?
Reply Valerie Clark
3:20 PM on January 23, 2011 
Your website is most impressive! The website links are also very entertaining--I will spend more time visiting there as well! Thanks you Stacey!
Reply Karelle Quizon
2:22 AM on January 6, 2010 
Thanks a lot for introducing such a nice concept and this site is really awesome. GREAT
Reply Nancy Hordy
3:10 AM on January 5, 2010 
Thanks so much for coming up with such a wonderful site.
Godbless and gudluck to your site.
Reply Kevin Contreras
3:35 AM on January 4, 2010 
I am very happy with the
My best wishes for their entire team.
Reply Stacey
8:59 PM on December 30, 2009 
Van -
Thank you. I recently added some lovely video clips of various Ballets Russes dancers. Happy New Year!

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