Ulanova, Galina

Galina Sergeyevna Ulánova (born in Saint Petersburg, Russia; 8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) — Soviet Russian ballet dancer. She is frequently cited as being one of the greatest 20th Century ballerinas. Ulanova was a great actress as well as dancer, and when she was finally allowed to tour abroad at the age of 46, enraptured British papers wrote that “Galina Ulanova in London knew the greatest triumph of any individual dancer since Anna Pavlova”. Having retired from the stage at the age of 50, she coached many generations of the Russian dancers. Ulanova was the only dancer to be awarded Hero of Socialist Labour, and she was also awarded the highest exclusively artistic national title, People’s Artist of the USSR. She was awarded the Stalin Prizes in 1941, 1946, 1947, 1950, and Lenin Prize 1957.

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Galina Sergeyevna Ulánova (born in Saint Petersburg, Russia; 8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) — Soviet Russian ballet dancer. She is frequently cited as being one of the greatest 20th Century ballerinas. Ulanova was a great actress as well as dancer, and when she was finally allowed to tour abroad at the age of 46, enraptured British papers wrote that “Galina Ulanova in London knew the greatest triumph of any individual dancer since Anna Pavlova”. Having retired from the stage at the age of 50, she coached many generations of the Russian dancers. Ulanova was the only dancer to be awarded Hero of Socialist Labour, and she was also awarded the highest exclusively artistic national title, People’s Artist of the USSR. She was awarded the Stalin Prizes in 1941, 1946, 1947, 1950, and Lenin Prize 1957.

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