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List of notable or famous choreographers from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top choreographers born in Russia and even some popular choreographers who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian choreographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These choreographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known choreographer from Russia is included when available.

List includes George Balanchine, Maya Deren and more.

This historic choreographers from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian choreographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous choreographers from Russia?" These prominent choreographers of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian choreographers.

Use this list of renowned Russian choreographers to discover some new choreographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (11 items)
Asaf Messerer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Choreographers from Russia
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Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer was a Russian Jewish ballet dancer and ballet teacher. He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. From 1919 until 1921 he trained as a dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet School under Mikhail Mordkin. He then joined the Bolshoi Theatre, where he became a successful soloist, eventually ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1903-1992)

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer

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Azari Plisetski


Azari Plisetski is a choreographer. ...more

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Age: 80

Profession: Choreographer

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George Balanchine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Choreographers from Russia
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George Balanchine was one of the 20th century's most prolific choreographers. Styled as the father of American ballet, he took the standards and technique from his education at the Imperial Ballet School and fused it with other schools of movement that he had adopted during his tenure as a guest ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1904-1983)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Ballet master, Choreographer

Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Kirill Laskari is a screenwriter. ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1936-2009)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Screenwriter, Choreographer, Writer

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Konstantin Mikhailovich Sergeyev; b. March 5, 1910 - April 1, 1992 was a Russian danseur, artistic director and choreographer for the Kirov Theatre. His teachers at Leningrad State Choreographic Institute: Mariya Kojukhova, Vladimir Ponomaryov, Viktor Semyonov. He was married to prima ballerina Feya ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1910-1992)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Choreographer, Dancer

Credits: Stars of the Russian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty: Classic Motion Picture with the Kirov Ballet

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Leonid Myasin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Choreographers from Russia
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Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin, better known in the West by the French transliteration as LĂ©onide Massine, was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1896-1979)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Dancer

Credits: The Red Shoes, The Tales of Hoffmann, Honeymoon, Neapolitan Carousel

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Choreographers from Russia
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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Profession: Poet, Lecturer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Choreographer, + more

Credits: Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, Cinema16: American Short Films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren Maya Deren, + more

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Mikhail Fokin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Choreographers from Russia
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Mikhail Fokine was a groundbreaking Russian choreographer and dancer. ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1880-1942)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer

Credits: Bolshoi Soloists Classique

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