Maya Plisetskaya - Plisetskaya is a Jewish Russian ballet dancer, frequently cited as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Maya danced during the Soviet era at the same time as the great Galina Ulanova, and took over from her as prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi in 1960. Famous for her work in Swan Lake and other classic ballets.
First rank American ballerina. Born Nora Koreff. Danced with the Ballet Theatre and NYC Ballet. De Milles Pillar of Fire was created for her. She founded a dance company together with her second husband and cooperated on the making of the film Turning Point.
Panov is a Russian-born Israeli dancer and choreographer. He was a star with the Kirov and in Moscow. His demand to be allowed to emigrate was a cause celebre in the mid-1970s. Finally allowed to leave, he enjoyed a career as a guest artist with many companies. Now he is a leading choreographer and artistic director.
Markova was a British Jew and one of the most brilliant ballerinas of 20th century. Appeared with the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, the Royal Danish Ballet, others.
Kent was the Principal dancer with the NYC Ballet for over twenty years. One of Ballanchines favorites. She was born Iris Margo Cohen. The family name was changed to "Kent" when Allegra was a child so they could more easily rent apartments.
Zane was an American photographer, choreographer, and dancer. He is best known as the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He died of AIDs in 1988.
Franca, CC, OOnt was the founder of The National Ballet of Canada (1951) and its artistic director for 24 years.
Leading American dancer and choreographer. Feld was a top dancer with the American Ballet Theater (ABT). Later he was the choreographer and artistic director. He then founded Ballet Tech which he still heads.
Born Jerome Rabinowitz. Brilliant choreographer who co-directed West Side Story. Choreographed The King and I, West Side Story and more. Co-ballet master for New York City Ballet.
Bakst was born Lev Rosenberg in Russia in 1864. Bakst was his mothers maiden name. He converted to Christianity as a young man, but later returned to Judaism. Bakst was the principal costume designer for Diaghilevs famous Ballet Russes.
Kirstein was a Jewish American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, and cultural figure in New York City. Co-founder of the New York City Ballet. Brought modern dance to America and helped make NYC the modern dance capital of the world.
Rambert DBE was a Polish-Jewish dancer and dance pedagogue who exerted a great influence on British ballet, both as a dancer and teacher.
Plisetskaya is a Jewish Russian ballet dancer, frequently cited as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Maya danced during the Soviet era at the same time as the great Galina Ulanova, and took over from her as prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi in 1960. Famous for her work in Swan Lake and other classic ballets.