Igor Youskevitch papers 1944-1988 1950-1966


Igor Youskevitch papers 1944-1988 1950-1966

Igor Youskevitch (1912-1994), a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, was known for his mastery of classical style. The collection documents forty-four years of Youskevitch's professional life through correspondence, performance programs, photographs and press clippings.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6310785

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