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Mikhail Mordkin
Date: 1881 - 1944
Remarks: Celebrated Ballet dancer and partner of Anna Pavlova. Studied at the Imperial Ballet School. He toured the U.S. with Pavlova while introducing Russian Ballet to American audiences. He was the "Ballet Master" and choreographer at the Imperial Theatre, and was in charge of the Soviet Opera House after the revolution in 1947. He organized his own ballet troupe which was later called the Ballet Theatre of New York and became a famous director and choreographer