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Finding Aid for Alexandra Fedorova papers, 1930-1970.
Guide to the Alexandra Fedorova 1884-1972 Papers, 1930-1970
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498
- Processed by:
- Irina Klyagin
- Date Completed:
- December 1995
- Encoded by:
- Apex Data Services; revised by Dan Santamaria
- Date Completed:
- September 26, 2003; revised 2004
© 2004 The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. All rights reserved.
Table of Contents
Jerome Robbins Dance DivisionNew York, New York
Ms. Irene Fokine.
The collection is open to research.
Restrictions on Use
For permission to publish, contact the Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Library for the Performing Arts.
Alexandra Fedorova Papers, (S) *MGZMD 110, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Aleksandra Aleksandrovna (Alexandra) Fedorova-Fokine, 1884-1972, Michel Fokine's sister-in-law, graduated from the Maryinsky Ballet School in 1902, and was accepted into the Maryinsky Ballet company. From 1914 to 1917 she also performed as a prima-ballerina at the “Troitsky Miniuature Theatre” sponsored by her husband, Aleksandr Fokine, choreographer's elder brother.
In 1922 she was laid off from the Maryinsky Ballet and the family moved to Riga, Latvia, where she was appointed as a ballet teacher and choreographer at the National Riga Opera.
In 1936 [1937-?] after her husband's death and after she was fired by the pro-nazi Latvian government, the family moved to the United States where she opened a ballet school.
Alexandra Fedorova-Fokine died in a nursing home in New Jersey in 1972.
Scope and Content Note
The papers of Alexandra Fedorova are comprised of letters and telegrams, mainly from the 1930s, Riga, as well as bills and window cards of her ballet school in New Jersey. The majority of the correspondence is in Russian. For the brief translation see Appendix.
[phone, electricity, gas, ballet shoes]
[Typed notes for Giselle, published by Dance Congress, dated July, 1956. Lists measure numbers with floor patterns and choreographic descriptions attributed to Alexandra Fedorova-Fokine.]
A book of caricatures on German social-nationalism and Soviet socialism by Civis (?), titled Heroes of Our Time, published in Riga, November 1933. In Russian.
Added to the NYPL Slavic Division.