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Lydia Kyasht (1885-1959), Ballet dancer

Sitter in 138 portraits
The Russian-born ballet dancer Kyasht studied at the St Petersburg Imperial Ballet school and joined the Maryinsky Theatre in 1902. Kyasht moved to London and was engaged by the Empire Theatre in 1908, she made her debut in London in a series of divertissements with Adolf Bolm. She became principal dancer at the Empire Theatre, 1908-13. She appeared as Swanilde in Coppélia (1908) and premiered in Sylvia (1911). In 1912 she danced with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, whom she rejoined in 1919, when she alternated the part of the Young Girl in Papillons with Lydia Lopokova and appeared in Les Sylphides.

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
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Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127803

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Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127804

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Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127805

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Lydia Kyasht in 'Sylvia'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127806

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 2 June 1911
NPG x127807

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1911
NPG x18909

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1911
NPG x18910

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x81061

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x81062

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101634

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101635

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101636

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101637

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101638

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101639

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101640

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101641

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 March 1911
NPG x101642

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30899