Osipenko, Alla

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Alla Osipenko Biography

Notable: Born 1932; Mariinsky Ballet

Alla Osipenko was born in Leningrad in 1932. She studied for Agrippina Vaganova in Leningrad. She graduated in 1950 and was immediately accepted at the Kirov Ballet as a soloist. She was Nureyev’s partner, until he defected, and then also Barishnikov’s. She began teaching at the Vaganova School in 1966.

Repertoire includes:

  • Stone Flower
  • Coast of Love
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Choreographic Miniatures


  • The “Anna Pavlova, Academie de la Dance Prize” in Paris
  • People’s Artist of Russia in 1960