Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet. After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes. Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.
In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England. In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance. Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
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