Shelest, Alla

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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.

Repertoire includes:

  • 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)

Awards:

  • People’s Artist of the USSR