Person    | Female  Born 1876  Died 1934

Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Categories: Dance

Countries: Russia

Ballerina. Danced for Diaghilev, and opened a ballet school in 1916 in London. The title of ‘Princess’ may be spurious. In the picture the Princess is on the right. Alicia Markova is the dancer on the floor. The Library Time Machine, as always, has some great pictures and information.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Princess Seraphine Astafieva

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Princess Seraphine Astafieva

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