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Tamara Karsavina

Person  Female  Born 1885  Died 1978

Categories: Dance

Countries: Russia

Ballerina. Born in St Petersburg, Russia. Leading ballerina with Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes from its beginning in 1909 until 1922, often paired with Nijinsky. Married British diplomat  Henry Bruce in 1917 and moved to London.

A Guardian report on the purchase of a portrait gives "Karsavina went on to help establish the Royal Ballet in London and to privately coach prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn, as well as designing the syllabuses for the RAD {Royal Academy of Dance} in 1954."

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English Heritage Tamara Karsavina, 1885 - 1978, ballerina, lived here.

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