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Slavic and East European Archival Collections: Dance


  • Records of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo circa 1936-1978.Index
  • Irina Baronova (1919 -2008) was a Russian-born dancer, movie star, educator, and writer. 
  • Sonia Arova (née Sonia Errio, 1927-2001) was a Bulgarian-born international ballet star and artistic director
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948- ) is a Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor.
  • Adolph Bolm (1884-1951) was a Russian-born American ballet dancer and choreographer.
  • Aleksandra Danilova (1903-1997) was one of the premier dancers of the 20th-century and dance educator 
  • Serge Diaghilev papers 1910-1929. This collection relates primarily to the last ten years of Les Ballets Russes of Serge Dyagilev.
  • Serge Diaghilev correspondence 1918?-1929. Originals letters, holographs, and typescripts, written primarily to Serge Diaghilev, covering many aspects of his life.
  • Isadora Duncan's collection of reviews and materials relating primarily to her performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow (1904-1905). 
  • Joseph D. Lewitan and Eugenia Eduardova Collection 1918-1974. Joseph D. Lewitan, dance critic and founder of Der Tanz, and his wife, the former Maryinsky ballerina and ballet teacher Eugenia Eduardova were emigres from Russia.
  • Mikhail Mordkin (1880-1944) was a Russian dancer and teacher.
  • Nancy Van Norman Baer (1944-1998) was a curator of theater and dance for Moscow and San Francisco museums. 
  • Maya Plisetskaya (1925-2015) was a Soviet and Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress.
  • Jelko Yuresha (1937-2020) was a Croatian-born British dancer, choreographer, and artist.
  • Igor Youskevitch (1912-1994) was a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.