Person    | Male  Born 30/12/1869  Died 24/1/1937

Nicolai Legat

Categories: Dance

Countries: France, Russia

Dancer. Born in St Petersburg, Russia. He joined the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre in 1888 and later became balletmaster. His pupils included Anna Pavlova, and Vaslav Nijinsky. He left Russia and moved to France in 1923, where he led Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He settled in London in 1930 and died here.

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Nicolai Gustavovich Legat, born St Petersburg, Russia 1869, died London 1937....

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