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Lydia Kyasht

(1885-1959), Ballet dancer

Sitter in 140 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 - NPG x30899

Lydia Kyasht

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

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30900

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30900

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30901

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30901

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30902

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30902

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30903

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30903

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30904

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30904

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30905

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 April 1912
NPG x30905

Lydia Kyasht, by and after Bassano Ltd - NPG Ax136905

Lydia Kyasht

by and after Bassano Ltd
printing-out paper print, 10 April 1912
NPG Ax136905

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80048

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80048

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80049

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80049

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80050

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80050

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80051

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80051

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80052

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80052

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80053

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80053

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80054

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80054

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80055

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80055

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80056

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80056

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80057

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80057

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80058

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80058

Lydia Kyasht, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80059

Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 November 1912
NPG x80059

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