Biography of Yuri Algaroff (1918-1995)

Dancer and Russian businessman, born in Simferopol (Crimea), on March 28, 1918 and died in Paris on August 6, 1995.

He studied in Berlin with the ex-bailarina of the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg Eugenia Eduardova, and with Boris Kniaseff in Paris. He/She made his debut in 1937 with Les Ballets de la Jeunesse, then dancing at Les Ballets des Champs-Elysées (1945 and 1948-1949) and in the Nouveau Ballet de Montecarlo (1946). After a few years as independent dancer, Algaroff was a dancer Étoile de l' Opéra de Paris between 1952 and 1964. The ballets premiered: Jeu de Cartes (1945) of Janine Charrat, and Chota Roustaveli (1946) and l'oiseau de Feu (1954) of Sergei Lifar. In 1957, danced on the replacement for l' Opéra de Symphonie Fantastique, by Léonide Massine. He/She made a tour of Russia in 1960 with Yvette Chauviré, which was interpreted with great success the ballet Giselle. In 1965 he/she left the career of dancer to promote dance as a businessman in Paris where he/she worked with Rebekah Harkness, Jirí Kylián, Louis Falco, Jennifer Muller and Mats Ek. During the 1970s he/she was in Madrid, Granada and Barcelona, cities that carried out various activities related to dance.