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Léonide Massine (1896–1979)

Leonide Massine, dancer and choreographer was born in Moscow in 1895 the son of a soprano & a musician from the Bolshoi Theatre chorus. He studied acting & dance from the age of 8 at Moscow's Imperial Theatre School. He was 19 when he was spotted by Diaghilev and recruited as the principal dancer in the Ballets Russes to replace the recently ... See full bio »

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 1961 Laudes Evangelii (TV Movie)
 1959 Honeymoon
'Der Geist'
 1954 Neapolitan Carousel
Antonio 'Pulcinella' Petito
 1953 Aida
 1948 The Red Shoes
Ljubov (as Leonide Massine)
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
Roberto (uncredited)
 1942 Spanish Fiesta (Short)
Jealous Suitor
 1941 The Gay Parisian (Short)
The Peruvian (as Leonide Massine)
 1932 The Blue Danube
Dancer (as Masine & Nikitina)
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He danced in the ballet, "Le Lac Des Cygnes Act II," "La Boutique Fantasque," and "Hamlet," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Moira Shearer, John Hart, Michael Somes, Alexander Grant, Alexis Rassine, Donald Britton, Alexandra Danilova, Robert Helpmann, Nadia ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Leonide Massine | Masine & Nikitina

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Léonide and Tania had two children, Lorca (born 1943) and Tania (born 1945) See more »

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