Yuri Soloviev

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Born in 1940, Yuri Soloviev is a Russian ballet dancer who has high personal lyrical qualities and amazing facility in steps of elevation. He began his ballet training at 9 years old. His most famous roles were The Sleeping Beauty and in La Bayadère. When he had performed as the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty at his graduation in 1958, he caused a sensation and would remain of one his finest achievements. Then, he was immediately accepted into the Kirov Theatre.

In 1963 he was awarded the Nijinsky Prize by the Paris Academy of Dance. He was a Gold Medal winner at the Paris International Dance Competition in 1965, and was made a People’s Artist of the USSR in 1973. On January 12, 1977 he was found dead at his villa near Leningrad, Russia from a shotgun wound to his head, presumably self-inflicted. His death devastated his colleagues at the Kirov. He was survived his wife, ballerina Tatiana Legat and their daughter, dancer Elena Solovieva.


Yuri Soloviev- Bluebird solo & PDD from “The Sleeping Beauty”