Nadia Nerina

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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Oct 6, 2008 (80)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Oct 6, 2008 (80)

About

Prima ballerina remembered for her work with the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Royal Ballet. She created roles in Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering and Robert Helpmann's Elektra, among other dance pieces.

Before Fame

As a child, she studied ballet with South African dancer Eileen Keegan.

Trivia

She became a prima ballerina when she was just twenty-five years old -- a huge accomplishment.

Family Life

She was married to financier Charles Gordon from 1956 until her death in 2008.

Associated With

She and Maria Tallchief were both noted prima ballerinas.