Biographies

Biographical essays on significant figures in ballet history, including stories from personal experiences with many of these figures.

Alicia Alonso (b. 1921)
Yelena Andreianova (1819 - 1857)
Helene Antonova (1898-1974)
Jean Aumer (1774-1833)
George Balanchine (Balanchivadze) (1904-1983)
Jean Balon (1676-1739)
Irina Baronova (1919 - 2008)
Pierre Beauchamp (1636-1705)
Carlo Blasis (1797-1878)
Nicole Blondy (Blondi) (1677-1747)
Adolph Bolm (1884-1951)
Ruthanna Boris (1918 - 2007)
Anatole Bourman (1888-1962)
Antoine Bournonville (1760-1843)
Marie Camargo (1710-1770)
Edward Caton (1900-1981)
Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928)
Fanny Cerrito (1817-1909)
Jean Coralli (1779-1854)
Coulon Family
Margaret Craske (1892-1990)
Leon Danielian (1920-1997)
Alexandra (Choura) Danilova (1904-1997)
Jean Dauberval (1742-1806)
Catherine de' Medici (1519 - 1589)
Agnes de Mille (1909 - 1993)
Ninette de Valois (1898-2001)
Sergei Denham (1897 - 1970)
Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929)
Charles-Louis Didelot (1767-1837)
Vladimir Dokoudovsky (1919 - 1998)
Anton Dolin (1904-1983)
Felia Doubrovska (1896-1981)
Louis Dupre (1697-1774)
Nicholas (Kola) Efimov
Andre Eglevsky (1917 - 1977)
Lubov Egorova (1880-1972)
Fanny Elssler (1810-1884)
Sophie Fedorova (1879-1963)
Mikhail Fokine (1880-1942)
Frederic Franklin (1914-2013)
The Gardel Brothers
Yekaterina Geltzer (1876-1962)
Tamara Geva (1908-1997)
Nana Gollner (1920-1980)
Alexander Gorsky (1870-1924)
Lucile Grahn (1819-1907)
Cynthia Gregory (b. 1946)
Serge Leonovich Grigoriev (1883 - 1968)
Carlotta Grisi (1819-1899)
Marie-Madeleine Guimard (1743-1816)
Melissa Hayden (1923 - 2006)
Solomon Hurok (Gurkov) (1888-1974)
Lev Ivanov
Marie-Jeanne (1920 - 2008)
Christian Johansson (1817 - 1903)
Louis Johnson (b. 1931)
Vera Karalli (1888-1972)
Maria Karnilova (1920 - 2001)
Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885-1978)
Nora Kaye (1920-1987)
Michael Kidd (1919 - 2007)
Nathalie Krassovska (1918 - 2005)
John Kriza (1919-1975)
Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971)
Jean Baptiste Lande
Charles le Picq (1744-1806)
Nicolai Legat (1869-1937)
Pierina Legnani (1863 - 1923)
Giovanni Lepri (1850-1860)
David Lichine (1910-1972)
Serge Lifar (1903-1986)
Robert Lindgren (1923 - 2013)
Catherine Littlefield (1905 - 1951)
Emma Livry (1842 - 1863)
Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Nicholas Magallanes (1922 - 1977)
Alicia Markova (Lillian Alicia Marks) (1910 - 2004)
Leonide Massine (1895 - 1979)
Augusta Maywood (1825 - 1876)
Mikhail Mordkin (1880-1944)
Mary Ellen Moylan (b. 1926)
Vera Nemtchinova (1899-1984)
Bronislava Fominitshna Nijinska (1891 - 1972)
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (1888-1950)
Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810)
Laurent Novikoff (1888-1956)
Anatole Obouhkoff (1895-1962)
Nicholas Orloff (1914 - 2001)
Sono Osato (b. 1919)
Ruth Page (1905-1991)
Robert Pagent (1913 - 2001)
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)
Louis Pecourt (1655-1729)
Jules Perrot (1810-1892)
The Petipa Dynasty
Paul Petroff (1906-1981)
Olga Preobrajenska (1870-1962)
Francoise Prevost (1680-1741)
Marie Rambert (1888-1982)
Pierre Rameau (1674-1748)
Janet Reed (1916 - 2000)
Tatiana Riabouchinska (1917-2000)
Jerome Robbins (1918-1999)
Carolina Rosati (1826-1905)
Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960)
Marie Salle, (1707-1756)
Ludmila Schollar (1888-1978)
Mia Slavenska (1914-2002)
Vivian Smith
Lydia Sokolova (1896 - 1974)
Olga Spessivtseva (1895-1991)
Marie Theresa Subligny (1666-1735)
Taglioni Family
Maria Tallchief (1925 - 2013)
Glen Tetley (1926 - 2007)
Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996)
Vera Trefilova (1875-1943)
Anthony Tudor (1908-1987)
Sonja Tyven (b. 1928)
Galina Ulanova (1910-1998)
Agrippa Vaganova (1879 - 1951)
The Vestris Dynasty
Salvatore Vigano (1769-1821)
Pierre Vladimirov (1893-1970)
Alexandre Volinine (1882-1955)
Patricia Wilde (b. 1928)
Raven Wilkinson (b. 1935)
Leon Woizikowski (1899-1975)
Sonia Wojcikowska (b. 1919)
Igor Youskevitch (1912-1994)
Virginia Zucchi (1847-1930)
Nicholas Zverev (1897 - 1965)