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Ludmilla Chiriaeff

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Ludmilla Chiriaeff

Canadian ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and company director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1924.

Country: Canada (100%)

Education: undef.




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Ludmilla Chiriaeff was born in 1924 add something


After immigrating with her family to Canada in 1952, Chiriaeff settled in Montreal, Quebec, opened a ballet school, and soon began to create dances for Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public television service add something


Because of the success of her television appearances, she founded Les Ballets Chiriaeff, a small troupe that grew in size and popularity and eventually evolved into Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, in 1957 add something


In 1969 Chiriaeff was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1984 add something


Chiriaeff retired as co-artistic director of the company in 1974 and devoted herself to leadership of the company's associated schools add something


In 1978 she was proclaimed a Grande Montréalaise by the City of Montreal, and in 1985 she was made a Grand Officier de l' Ordre National du Québec add something

Ludmilla Chiriaeff died in 1996 add something


It continued to operate under that name until 2010, when it was designated the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec add something