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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
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80103

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80104

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80105

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80106

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80107

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80138

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80139

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80140

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80141

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80142

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x80143

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 January 1918
NPG x105550

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 January 1918
NPG x105551

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 January 1918
NPG x105552

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 April 1919
NPG x154385

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 April 1919
NPG x154388

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 April 1919
NPG x154390

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Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 April 1919
NPG x154391

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Lydia Kyasht Jr; Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1936
NPG x85807

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Lydia Kyasht Jr; Lydia Kyasht

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 January 1936
NPG x85808

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