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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin) (1882-1955), Dancer and teacher

Sitter in 14 portraits
Volinine was born in Moscow and trained at the Boshoi Ballet School. In 1901 he joined the Bolshoi Ballet , where he rose to the rank of principal and danced all the leading roles. Admired for his classical technique and lightness, he danced with Diaghilev's company in the summer of 1910, appearing in Les Sylphides and the divertissement Le Festin. In 1912 he partnered Lydia Kyasht in the second dance episode she created for the Empire Theatre, First Love, and from 1914-25 he was the permanent dancing partner of Anna Pavlova.

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin); Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 July 1912
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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin); Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 July 1912
NPG x101606

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin); Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 July 1912
NPG x101609

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin); Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 July 1912
NPG x101610

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin); Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 July 1912
NPG x101611

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x103911

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x103912

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Alexandre Volinine (né Aleksandr Volinin)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1912
NPG x103913