Laurent Novikoff (1888 – June 18, 1956) or Laurent Novikov, was a Russian ballet dancer who became a citizen of the United States in 1939.
He graduated from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet School in 1906. He danced with Diaghilev in 1909 and again in 1919–1921; and Pavlova's company from 1911–1914 and again in 1921–1928. He became the ballet master at the Chicago Opera, from 1929–1933, He danced at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1941-1945.
- "Novikoff Is Dead. Pavlova Partner. Dancer, Ballet Master and Teacher Served at 'Met'. Had School in Chicago". New York Times. June 29, 1956. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
Laurent Novikoff, Russian dancer, ballet master and teacher, died June 18 of a heart attack at his home in New Buffalo, Mich. He was 68 years old. ...
- "Laurent Novikoff (1888-1956)". Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- Sowell, Debra Hickenlooper (1998). The Christensen Brothers: An American Dance Epic. Psychology Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-90-5755-029-4. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Harold George Scott (1975). Lelia: The Compleat Ballerina.
But even more important, the balletmaster in Chicago was Laurent Novikoff, who had been Anna Pavlova's partner ...