Natalia Bessmertnova

Natalia Bessmertnova
Igorivna Natalia Bessmertnova was born July 19 in 1941 in Moscow. She loved to dance since childhood and was interested in ballet, so in 1952 my parents sent her to study at the Moscow Ballet School, from which she graduated in 1961. In the same year, Natalia Bessmertnova was admitted to the Bolshoi Theatre, where she worked until 1995. Her debut was the seventh waltz and mazurka in "Les Sylphides" Fokine, she acted as the lead role in contemporary ballet A.I.Balanchivadze "Pages of Life".

Later N.Bessmertnova performed leading roles in many ballets of the Bolshoi repertoire, including all the performances set her husband choreographer . He has created for the ballerina roles in such productions as "Ivan the Terrible", "Angara", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Golden Age".

Bessmertnova was the first performer of Juliet in the ballet «Romeo and Juliet" and Anastasia in the ballet "Ivan the Terrible" to music by Sergei Prokofiev set Y. Grigorovich at the Paris Opera (1976 and 1978). There were many other roles.

Bessmertnova telebalete starred in "Romeo and Juliet" (1968), participated in the film adaptation of the ballets "Giselle" (1975), "Les Sylphides" (1977), in such films as "Spartacus" (1976), " Grozny Century "(1977). Her work is devoted to a TV movie "Life in Dance" (1978).

After retiring in 1995 from the Bolshoi, Bessmertnova worked as a choreographer, coach all the performances that Grigorovich staged in different cities of Russia and foreign countries.

In 1995, she signed a contract with the World Center for the Performing Arts in London, according to who is the director of the ballet.

For his contribution to the art of choreography Bessmertnova was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR (1976), Lenin (1986) and the State Prize of the USSR (1977). She — the winner of the 1st prize at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (Bulgaria, 1965), and Anna Pavlova Prize of the Paris Academy of Dance (1970). In 1977, she was awarded the "David" (Taormina, Italy).

died Natalia Bessmertnova Igorivna February 19 in 2008 in Moscow.