Kirillova, Galina

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Galina Kirillova Biography

Notable: 1916 – 1986; Mariinsky Ballet

Galina Kirillova was born in Ekaterinenburg in 1916. She studied at the Vaganova School (class of Agrippina Vaganova). First she danced with the Maly Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg from 1935 to 1942. Then in 1942 she joined the Kirov Ballet where she danced most of the classical roles like Odette-Odile (Swan Lake), title role in Raymonda, Gamzatti (La Bayadere), Maria (Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) etc. She was a strong lyrical dramatic dancer and also had a talent for comic roles. From 1956 she worked as a teacher. Galina Kirillova died in Kiev 1986.