Beriosova, Svetlana

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Svetlana Beriosova Biography

Notable: 1932 – 1998; Royal Ballet

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
  • Cinderella

Retired from stage in 1975.