Alexandra Danilova

Alexandra Dionissijewna Danilova (Russian Александра Дионисиевна Данилова, scientific transliteration Alexandra Dionisievna Danilova, English transcription Alexandra Dionysievna Danilova; born November 20, 1903 in Peterhof, † July 13, 1997 in New York City ) was a Russian ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher, who later the U.S. citizenship accepted.

Danilova completed her dance training in ballet school of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg. In 1921 she joined the corps de ballet of the Kirov Ballet.

Together with George Balanchine, she left Russia in 1924 and became a soloist in Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

After her remarkable career as a dancer, she had cameo appearances in several musicals and films, including in The Turning Point. She taught from 1964 to 1989 at the School of American Ballet.

Throughout her career, Danilova has danced all the major roles of the classical ballet. Their most notable successes were her interpretation of Swanhilda in Coppélia and Odette / Odile in Swan Lake.

The dancer was named in honor of a crater on the planet Venus Danilova.

  • Ballet Dancers
  • Choreographer
  • Russian artist
  • Born in 1903
  • Died in 1997
  • Woman