The Ballerina Gallery
Tatiana Riabouchinska
1917 - 2000
Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo


Photo: Gordon Anthony

Photo: Baron

Photo: Baron

Photo: Gordon Anthony

Photo: Gordon Anthony

Photo: Gordon Anthony

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Tatiana Riabouchinska was born in Moscow in 1917. She studied with Mathilde Kshessinska in Paris. Made her debut at 15 years in De Basil's Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. She was one the three "baby ballerinas" (with Tamara Toumanova and Irina Baronova). Danced with the American Ballet Theatre 1944-45 and 1952-53.

Later she settled in Los Angeles and started teaching. She died in 2000.