Monday, January 7, 2013

Petipa, Marius

Marius Petipa(1818-1910), French/Russian dancer, teacher and choreographer, he is cited nearly unanimously by the most noted artists of the classical ballet to be the most influential balletmaster and choreographer that has ever lived. He created over 50 ballets, and noted for long association with the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre. He was born in Marseille, France and trained in Belgium, famed in France and Madrid. In 1847 he moved to St. Petersburg to accept the position of premier danseur to the Imperial Theatre and stayed in Russia until his death.

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