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Natalia (Romanovna) Makarova - Further reading

kirov ballet petersburg dancer

Ballerina, born in St Petersburg, NW Russia. After studying in St Petersburg, she joined the Kirov Ballet and became one of its outstanding ballerinas. She defected to the West while touring with the Kirov in London (1970). She joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York City as a principal dancer, and became a guest dancer with the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, and other companies. Best known for her Giselle with the Kirov, she was one of the greatest classical dancers, and also created roles for contemporary choreographers. She formed her own company in 1980.

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