Igor Youskevitch

Igor Youskevitch made his mark in the world of entertainment when he worked on "Invitation to the Dance" (1956). In 1932, he made his first appearance as a ballet dancer on the Paris stage. In 1937, he joined Le Ballet ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1912

Filmography

Actor (1)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

Tightrope Walker--Lover (Actor)

Biography

Igor Youskevitch made his mark in the world of entertainment when he worked on "Invitation to the Dance" (1956). In 1932, he made his first appearance as a ballet dancer on the Paris stage. In 1937, he joined Le Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1946, he joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York.

EDUCATION

Belgrade University

Milestones

1946

Joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York.

1943

Became a U.S. citizen and joined the Navy.

1937

Joined Le Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

1932

Made his first appearance as a ballet dancer on the Paris stage.

Bonus Trivia

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Was known by the nickname "The Miracle Dancer."

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Trained as a gymnast during his youth, but did not begin his ballet training until age 20.

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Studied with such renowned teachers as Olga Preobrajenska, Anatole Vilzak, and Alexandra Fedorova.

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Was the Artistic Director of New York International Ballet Competition.

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