The Ballerina Gallery
Svetlana Beriosova
1932 - 1998
Royal Ballet


Photo: Houston Rogers

Photo: Houston Rogers

Photo: Houston Rogers

Photo: Houston Rogers

Photo: Houston Rogers

Photo: Angus McBean

Photo: Keith Money

Photo: Keith Money

Photo: Keith Money

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Svetlana Beriosova was born in Kaunas, Lithuania 1932. Her family emigrated to USA 1940 where she was trained by her father who was a ballet dancer. Joined Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo 1947. Moved to England and joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company in 1950. She was appointed prima ballerina in 1955.

Repertoire includes: Trumpet Concert, The Prince of the Pagodas, Antigone, Perséphone, Ondine, Baiser de la fée, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Coppelia, Sylvia and Cinderella.

Retired from stage 1975.