Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972

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Russian-born dancer (sister-in-law of choreographer, Michel Fokine) who lived in Riga, Latvia and later emigrated to the United States where she operated a ballet school in New Jersey.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486762

Aleksandra Aleksandrovna (Alexandra) Fedorova-Fokine, 1884-1972, Michel Fokine's sister-in-law, graduated from the Maryinsky Ballet School in 1902, and was accepted into the Maryinsky Ballet company. From 1914 to 1917 she also performed as a prima-ballerina at the “Troitsky Miniuature Theatre” sponsored by her husband, Aleksandr Fokine, choreographer's elder brother.

In 1922 she was laid off from the Maryinsky Ballet and the family moved to Riga, Latvia, where she was appointed as a ballet teacher and choreographer at the National Riga Opera.

In 1936 [1937-?] after her husband's death and after she was fired by the pro-nazi Latvian government, the family moved to the United States where she opened a ballet school.

Alexandra Fedorova-Fokine died in a nursing home in New Jersey in 1972.

From the guide to the Alexandra Fedorova papers, 1930-1970, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Semenoff, Simon,. Interview with Simon Semenoff. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972. Correspondence and contracts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972. Correspondence and contracts, 1940-1941. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Arpino, Gerald,. Interview with Gerald Arpino. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972. Papers, 1930-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Moore, Lillian. Papers, 1947-1964. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Alexandra Fedorova papers, 1930-1970 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Fokine, Irine,. Interview with Irine Fokine. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Joffrey, Robert,. Interview with Robert Joffrey. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972. Cards to Lillian Moore, 1954-62. (4 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Arpino, Gerald, person
associatedWith Fokine, Irine, person
associatedWith Joffrey, Robert, person
associatedWith Moore, Lillian. person
associatedWith Rīga (Latvia). Latvian Opera and Ballet Theater. Ballet corporateBody
associatedWith Riga. Latvian Opera and Ballet Theater. Ballet. corporateBody
associatedWith Semenoff, Simon, person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
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Ballet
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Ballet dancers
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Birth 1884

Death 1972

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Russians

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Russian,

Latvian

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