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Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova (pronounced vah-GAH-naw-vah) (Russian: Агриппина Яковлевна Ваганова) (July 6, 1879 - November 5, 1951) was a 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. Her technique is one of the most popular techniques today. Vaganova's whole life was connected with the Imperial Ballet (later the Kirov Ballet) of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. She was accepted into the Imperial Ballet School in 1888, the great institution of classical dance founded by Anna of Russia and funded by the Tsars.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 6th, 1879
Place of birth
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date of death
November 5th, 1951 at age of 72
Place of death
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Education

1. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Educational Institution Campus

The Vaganova (pronounced vah-GAH-naw-vah) Academy of Russian Ballet is a school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Established in 1738 during the reign of Empress Anna, the academy was known as the Imperial Ballet School up until Soviet times, when, after a brief hiatus, the school was re-established as the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute. In 1957, the school was renamed in honor of the renowned pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova, who cultivated the method of classical ballet training that has been taught there since the late 1920s. Graduates of the school include some of the most famous ballet dancers, choreographers and teachers in history and many of the world's leading ballet schools have adopted elements of the Vaganova method into their own training.

Founded
1738
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet connected by profession and/or age

b. 1881., Ballerina
b. 1910., Ballerina
b. 1871., Ballerina
b. 1984., Ballerina
b. 1976., Actor
b. 1885., Ballerina
b. 1908., Ballerina
b. 1938., Ballerina

Written work

1.Basic principles of classical ballet

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1969. at New York City

Namesakes

1.Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

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The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet is a school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Established in 1738 during the reign of Empress Anna, the academy was known as the Imperial Ballet School up until Soviet times, when, after a brief hiatus, the school was re-established as the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute. In 1957, the school was renamed in honor of the renowned pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova, who cultivated the method of classical ballet training that has been taught there since the late 1920s. Graduates of the school include some of the most famous ballet dancers, choreographers and teachers in history and many of the world's leading ballet schools have adopted elements of the Vaganova method into their own training. The Vaganova Academy is the associate school of the Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's leading ballet companies. Students of the school have found employment with ballet and contemporary companies worldwide, such as the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Mikhailovsky Ballet.
Located in Geolocation Founded
Saint Petersburg
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