Famous Russian Dancers

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 1 Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev
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Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Russian
Dancer Artem Chigvintsev won the eighth season of Strictly Come Dancing, in 2010, with partner Kara Tointon, becoming one of four people to win the show as a first-timer. He has previously been part of the live dance show Burn the Floor and has performed at Broadway and West End.

 2 Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Pasha Kovalev is a Russian ballroom and Latin dancer. He soared to fame with the shows So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Come Dancing. He had earlier moved to the U.S. with his dance partner Anya Garnis. He has also appeared in the Broadway production Burn the Floor.
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 3 Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American, Russian
Died: May 18, 1995
Russian ballet dancer Alexander Godunov was part of the Bolshoi Ballet. He defected to the U.S. in 1979, causing significant U.S.-Soviet tension. He had also appeared in many films, such as Anna Karenina and Die Hard. His final days were marked by alcoholism, which also eventually caused his death.

 4 Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova
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Birthdate: February 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 23, 1931
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 5 Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

 6 Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich
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Famous As: Philosopher, Painter, Choreographer, Writer, Archaeologist, Poet, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 13, 1947

 7 Galina Ulanova

Galina Ulanova
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
Birthdate: January 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Died: March 21, 1998
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 8 Mathilde Kschessinska

Mathilde Kschessinska
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Famous As: ballet dancer
Birthdate: August 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 7, 1971

 9 Svetlana Zakharova

Svetlana Zakharova
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Famous As: ballet dancer, politician, choreographer, dancer
Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian

 10 Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya
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Famous As: Ballet dancer, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Prima ballerina assoluta
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish, Russian
Died: May 2, 2015

 11 Yulia Zagoruychenko

Yulia Zagoruychenko
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

 12 Michel Fokine

Michel Fokine
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: April 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American, Russian
Died: August 22, 1942

 13 Léonide Massine

Léonide Massine
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Famous As: choreographer, ballet dancer, librettist
Birthdate: July 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: March 15, 1979

 14 Igor Moiseyev

Igor Moiseyev
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: January 21, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Ukrainian, Russian
Died: November 2, 2007

 15 Alexandra Danilova

Alexandra Danilova
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: November 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American, Russian
Died: July 13, 1997

 16 Ekaterina Maximova

Ekaterina Maximova
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: February 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: April 28, 2009

 17 Tamara Geva

Tamara Geva
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 9, 1997

 18 Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: August 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American, Russian

 19 Yury Grigorovich

Yury Grigorovich
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 20 Natalia Dudinskaya

Natalia Dudinskaya
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Famous As: Prima ballerina
Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 29, 2003

 21 Olga Preobrajenska

Olga Preobrajenska
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: February 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 27, 1962

 22 Olga Lepeshinskaya

Olga Lepeshinskaya
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 20, 2008

 23 Natalia Bessmertnova

Natalia Bessmertnova
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: July 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Russian
Died: February 19, 2008

 24 Ninel Kurgapkina

Ninel Kurgapkina
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: February 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: May 8, 2009

 25 Nina Popova

Nina Popova
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Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: October 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American, Russian
Died: August 7, 2020

 26 Māris Liepa

Māris Liepa
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: March 26, 1989

 27 Tatiana Riabouchinska

Tatiana Riabouchinska
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
Died: August 24, 2000

 28 Marina Semyonova

Marina Semyonova
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Famous As: Ballerina and teacher
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 9, 2010

 29 André Eglevsky

André Eglevsky
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 4, 1977

 30 Vera Volkova

Vera Volkova
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: May 31, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
Died: May 5, 1975

 31 Alla Sizova

Alla Sizova
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: September 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 23, 2014

 32 Christian Johansson

Christian Johansson
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: May 20, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish, Russian
Died: December 12, 1903

 33 Yekaterina Geltzer

Yekaterina Geltzer
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: November 2, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 12, 1962

 34 Rostislav Zakharov

Rostislav Zakharov
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: September 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 15, 1984

 35 Raisa Struchkova

Raisa Struchkova
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: October 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian
Died: May 2, 2005

 36 Vasily Tikhomirov

Vasily Tikhomirov
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 20, 1956

 37 Inna Zubkovskaya

Inna Zubkovskaya
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: November 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 5, 2001