Bessmertnova, Natalia

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Natalia Bessmertnova Biography

Notable: 1941 – 2008; Bolshoi Ballet 

Natalia Bessmertnova was born in Moscow 1941. Graduated from Moscow Choreographic School 1962 in the class of Sofia Golovkina. Her fragile waif-like beauty and inner mystery reminds that of Olga Spessivtzeva’s. Just like Spessivtzeva she made the perfect Giselle. Coached by Marina Semyonova in the first Bolshoi years. Married to Yuri Grigorovich. Bessmertnova died in Moscow on 19 February 2008.

Repertoire includes:

  • Giselle (Giselle)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora)
  • Swan Lake (Odette-Odile)
  • Raymonda (Raymonda)
  • Don Quixote (Kitri)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
  • Chopiniana
  • The Legend of Love (Shyrin)
  • Spartacus (Phrygia)
  • Ivan the Terrible (Tsarina Anastasia)


  • Gold Medal in Varna 1965
  • People’s Artist of the USSR