Serge Diaghilev 1872 – 1929
Russian founder and director Les Ballet Russes de Serge-de-Diaghilev 1909-1929
Marius Petipa 1818 – 1910
French dancer and choreographer. Architect of the Imperial Russian Ballet. He choreographed more than 60 full length ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
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Christian Johansson 1817 – 1903
Studied in Copenhagen with August Bournonville. Began teaching in St. Pertersburg 1860 during 30 years at the Imperial school he adapted his Bournonville technique to blend with the Russian style. Professor of the class of perfection, ideal choreographer for male dancers. Taught with his own pocket fiddle which he left to his
favourite pupil but Legat lost it in the