Christian Johansson (1817 - 1903)

Pehr Christian Johansson was born on June 1, 1817. Like many others, came to Russia as a dancer and stayed on as one of the most important teachers in Russian history. He began teaching in 1860. In 1869 he became chief teacher at the Imperial School and stayed until his death in 1903. Johansson studied under Bournonville and partnered Taglioni.

(First published October 1988)

I have made a pact with the Lord, that I will be willing to go if he gives me one week when no one confuses croisé and effacé.