Maya Plisetskaya

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Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
May 2, 2015 (89)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
May 2, 2015 (89)

About

Russian ballerina considered by many as one of the most gifted ballet dancers of the 20th century.

Before Fame

When she was a young child, she was sent to train under the great Elizaveta Gerdt.

Trivia

In 1984, she was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters Award.

Family Life

She married Rodion Shchedrin in 1958.

Associated With

She was named the Bolshoi Theatre's prima ballerina assoluta, the title given to the most notable female ballet dancer in a theatre, after the retirement of Galina Ulanova.