Agrippina Vaganova

1879 - 1951

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Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova (Russian: Агриппина Яковлевна Ваганова; 26 June 1879 – 5 November 1951) was a Soviet and Russian ballet teacher who developed the Vaganova method – the technique which derived from the teaching methods of the old Imperial Ballet School (today the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet) under the Premier Maître de Ballet Marius Petipa throughout the mid to late 19th century, though mostly throughout the 1880s and 1890s. It was Vaganova who perfected and cultivated this form of teaching the art of classical ballet into a workable syllabus. Her Fundamentals of the Classical Dance (1934) remains a standard textbook for the instruction of ballet technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agrippina Vaganova has received more than 156,221 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Agrippina Vaganova is the 35th most popular dancer (down from 31st in 2019), the 672nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 594th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Dancer.

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Among dancers, Agrippina Vaganova ranks 35 out of 116Before her are Mary Wigman, August Bournonville, Pierre Beauchamp, Liane de Pougy, Alexander Godunov, and Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo. After her are Lev Ivanov, Roland Petit, Jules Perrot, Gaétan Vestris, Pierina Legnani, and Zizi Jeanmaire.

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Among people born in 1879, Agrippina Vaganova ranks 69Before her are Vladko Maček, Aleksandar Tsankov, William Fox, Hovannes Adamian, Bernhard Schmidt, and Dwight F. Davis. After her are Jacques Copeau, Jane Darwell, Samuel Goldwyn, Jacob Gade, Alla Nazimova, and Aimo Cajander. Among people deceased in 1951, Agrippina Vaganova ranks 52Before her are Soh Jaipil, Du Yuesheng, Yoshio Nishina, Louis Lavelle, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, and Adam Stefan Sapieha. After her are Jakow Trachtenberg, Louis Jouvet, Osman Batur, Liaquat Ali Khan, Henrietta Lacks, and Mikhail Borodin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Agrippina Vaganova ranks 672 out of 3,761Before her are Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), Aleksandra Pakhmutova (1929), Inna Churikova (1943), Vasily Petrov (1917), and Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894). After her are Sergei Dovlatov (1941), Elena Stasova (1873), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Andrei Mironov (1941), Ruslan Khasbulatov (1942), and Viktor Medvedchuk (1954).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, Agrippina Vaganova ranks 9Before her are Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Michel Fokine (1880), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Galina Ulanova (1910), George Balanchine (1904), and Alexander Godunov (1949). After her are Lev Ivanov (1834), Léonide Massine (1896), Vladimir Vasiliev (1940), Lydia Lopokova (1892), Vera Karalli (1889), and Olga Preobrajenska (1871).