Alla Shelest Photos
Alla Shelest Biography
Notable: 1919 – 1998; Mariinsky Ballet
Alla Shelest was born in Smolensk in 1919. She graduated from Leningrad Choreographic School 1937, where she was a pupil of Elizaveta Gerdt and Agrippina Vaganova. Dancer with the Kirov Ballet 1937-63.
She coached Tatiana Terekhova, Olga Chenchikova and Uliana Lopatkina.
- Spartacus (Aegina)
- Stone Flower (Katerina and Mistress of the Copper Mountain)
- The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema)
- La Bayadere (Nikia)
- Laurencia, Shurave (Suimbike)
- Giselle (Giselle and Myrtha)
- People’s Artist of the USSR