Tamara Karsavina

1885 - 1978

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Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (Russian: Тамара Платоновна Карсавина; 10 March 1885 – 26 May 1978) was a Russian prima ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later of the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. After settling in Britain at Hampstead in London, she began teaching ballet professionally and became recognised as one of the founders of modern British ballet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tamara Karsavina has received more than 137,542 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tamara Karsavina is the 22nd most popular dancer, the 373rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 418th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Dancer.

Tamar Karsavina was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. She was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet and was a leading dancer in the Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. She is most famous for being the first prima ballerina assoluta.

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Among dancers, Tamara Karsavina ranks 22 out of 75Before her are Michel Fokine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Galina Ulanova, George Balanchine, Mary Wigman, and Alicia Alonso. After her are Serge Lifar, Merce Cunningham, Pierre Beauchamp, Zizi Jeanmaire, Filippo Taglioni, and Carlo Blasis.

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Among people born in 1885, Tamara Karsavina ranks 49Before her are G. W. Pabst, Gunnar Asplund, Franz Böhme, John Edensor Littlewood, Otto Klemperer, and Giacomo Matteotti. After her are George Minot, Velimir Khlebnikov, Clementine Churchill, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Kato Svanidze, and Egon Kisch. Among people deceased in 1978, Tamara Karsavina ranks 40Before her are Harvey Milk, Claude François, Roger Caillois, Étienne Gilson, Herta Oberheuser, and Charles Boyer. After her are Charles Eames, Georgi Markov, Musa al-Sadr, Ignazio Silone, Robert Shaw, and Ida Noddack.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Tamara Karsavina ranks 373 out of 2,688Before her are Mikhail Vrubel (1856), Pavlik Morozov (1918), Mengu-Timur (1235), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), and Sergey Nechayev (1847). After her are Valentin Serov (1865), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Vasily Perov (1834), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822), and Leonid Andreyev (1871).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, Tamara Karsavina ranks 7Before her are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Anna Pavlova (1881), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Michel Fokine (1880), Galina Ulanova (1910), and George Balanchine (1904). After her are Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Léonide Massine (1896), Alexander Godunov (1949), Lev Ivanov (1834), Vladimir Vasiliev (1940), and Yury Grigorovich (1927).