Nicholas Efimov

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Nicholas Efimov was a Soviet Ballet dancer who trained at the Theater School in St. Petersburg and the Maryinsky Ballet. During a 1924 tour in Western Europe, Efimov defected along with dancers Alexandra Danilova, choreographer George Balanchine and his wife. He fled to France where he danced with the Ballet Russes[1] and subsequently became a premier dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet.[2]

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  1. ^ Lynn Garafola and Nancy Van Norman. “The Ballet russes and its world.” 1999.
  2. ^ Jacques D’Amboise. “I was a dancer.” 2011.