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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?”
Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
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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, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women. Nureyev ...more

Age: Died at 55 (1938-1993)

Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

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Mikhail Baryshnikov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
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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 Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

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Anna Pavlova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
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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 Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1881-1931)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Sofya Skya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vaganova Ballet Academy Alumni
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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 ranked in the top five and won the Mrs. World pageant, making her the first Russian to win this ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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