Nikolai Fadeyechev

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Nikolai Fadeyechev
Maya Plisetskaya and Nikolai Fadeyechev 1964.jpg
Nikolai Fadeyechev and Maya Plisetskaya in Swan Lake, Milan, 1964
Born Николай Борисович Фадеечев
(1933-01-27) 27 January 1933 (age 85)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation ballet dancer
Employer Bolshoi Theatre
Awards People's Artist of the USSR

Nikolai Fadeyechev (Russian: Николай Борисович Фадеечев) is a Russian ballet dancer and teacher, People's Artist of the USSR.


Fadeyechev in Swan Lake in Moscow, 1956

Nikolai Fadeyechev, born 27 January 1933 in Moscow, is a retired dancer and currently a teacher and répétiteur of the Bolshoi Ballet. In 1952 he graduated from the Moscow Ballet School, where he had studied with Alexander Rudenko, and joined the Bolshoi Theatre, where he performed many principal roles. He danced alongside some of the company's great ballerinas, including Galina Ulanova in Giselle and Les Sylphides, and was a regular partner with Maya Plisetskaya, Raisa Struchkova, Nina Timofeeva, Marina Kondratyeva, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova and Ludmila Semenyaka. After retiring from the stage in 1977, he became one of the most important teachers and répétiteurs of the Bolshoi Theatre. His students have included Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Andrey Uvarov, Sergei Filin, Ruslan Skvortsov and Artem Ovcharenko.


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