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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Vaganova Ballet Academy and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Vaganova Ballet Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Vaganova Ballet Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Vaganova Ballet Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Vaganova Ballet Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Items on this list include Rudolf Nureyev and Diana Vishneva.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Vaganova Ballet Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Vaganova Ballet Academy alumni?”

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Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Dancer, Ballet master, Screenwriter Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, ...more

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Mikhail Baryshnikov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Mikhail Baryshnikov Ballet Dancer, Television producer, Choreographer Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, nicknamed "Misha", is a Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born in the Soviet Union, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf ...more

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Anna Pavlova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Anna Pavlova Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei ...more

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Sofya Skya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Sofya Skya Ballet Dancer, Actor Sofya Skya is a Russian ballerina and actress. She attended Vaganova Ballet Academy and moved to Hollywood, California in 2007 to pursue a career in acting. In 2006, at the age of eighteen, Skya ...more

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Svetlana Zakharova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Svetlana Zakharova Ballet Dancer, Actor Svetlana Zakharova is a prima ballerina with both the Bolshoi Ballet and the La Scala Theatre Ballet.

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Diana Vishneva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Diana Vishneva Ballet Dancer, Actor Diana Vishneva is a Russian ballet dancer who performs as a principal dancer with both the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Vishneva was born in St. Petersburg and was trained ...more

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Marina Semyonova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Marina Semyonova Ballet Dancer Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was born in Saint-Petersburg. She was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1975.

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Ulyana Lopatkina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Ulyana Lopatkina Ballet Dancer, Actor Ulyana Vyacheslavovna Lopatkina is a Prima ballerina at the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. She studied at the Vaganova Academy with Natalia Dudinskaya. Upon graduation ...more

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Natalia Makarova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Natalia Makarova Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor Natalia Romanovna Makarova is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that “her performances set standards of artistry and ...more

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Viacheslav Samodurov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Viacheslav Samodurov Viacheslav Samodurov is a former Principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden in London. Prior to this, he was a Principal Dancer at the Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg and the Dutch ...more

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Yury Grigorovich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Yury Grigorovich Ballet Dancer, Screenwriter, Choreographer Yury Nikolayevich Grigorovich is a Soviet and Russian dancer and choreographer who dominated the Russian ballet for 30 years. Grigorovich was born into a family connected with the Imperial ...more

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Agrippina Vaganova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Agrippina Vaganova Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova was a Russian ballet teacher who developed the Vaganova method – the technique which derived from the teaching methods of the old Imperial Ballet School under the ...more

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Alla Sizova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Alla Sizova Alla Sizova was a Russian ballet dancer, best known for her work with the Kirov Ballet. She was one of the four superstar ballerinas of the Soviet Union along with Natalia Makarova, Alla ...more

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Altynai Asylmuratova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Altynai Asylmuratova Ballet Dancer Altynai Abduahimovna Asylmuratova is a former Kazakhstani-Russian prima ballerina with the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre and a guest artist all over the world.

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Anastasia Volochkova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Anastasia Volochkova Ballet Dancer, Actor Anastasia Volochkova is a Russian prima ballerina.

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Felia Doubrovska is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Felia Doubrovska Felia Doubrovska was a Russian dancer and teacher. Doubrovska graduated at the Imperial Ballet School in 1913, was member of the Mariinsky Theatre company, and emigrated with her later husband ...more

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Bubusara Beyshenalieva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Bubusara Beyshenalieva Bübüsara Beyşenalieva, known simply as Bübüsara in her native Kyrgyzstan, was the first great Kyrgyz ballerina. She was born in village of Vorontsovka, Kyrgyzstan ASSR in 15 ...more

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Igor Zelensky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Igor Zelensky Igor Zelensky is a Russian ballet dancer. He was born in Labinsk. He was a principal at the Mariinsky Ballet from 1991 until 2013. He graduated from the Tbilisi School of Ballet and trained at ...more

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Irina Kolesnikova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Irina Kolesnikova Irina Kolesnikova is a Russian ballet dancer.

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Ludmila Semenyaka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Ludmila Semenyaka Ballet Dancer Ludmila Semenyaka is a Soviet ballerina, born in Leningrad. She studied at the Vaganova School as a pupil of Nina Belikova. She joined the Kirov Ballet in 1970 and later the Bolshoi Ballet in ...more

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Ekaterina Chtchelkanova is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Ekaterina Chtchelkanova is a film actress.

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Evgenia Obraztsova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Evgenia Obraztsova Ballet Dancer, Actor Evgenia Obraztsova is a Russian ballerina who dances as Prima ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, and with the Mariinsky Ballet as well. She is frequently invited as a guest soloist to ...more

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Ji-Young Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
Ji-Young Kim Ji-Young Kim is a South Korean prima ballerina and is currently a principal dancer with the Korea National Ballet in Seoul, South Korea.