Biography of Yura Lazowski (1917-1980)

Dancer character and American Professor of Polish origin, born in Warsaw in 1917 and died in Los Angeles on July 6, 1980, also known in the world of dance by the name of Yurek Lazowski.

He studied dance at the Warsaw Opera School of Ballet and made his debut in the company associated with the school soon after. During the first stage of his career, he/she danced with the Ballet of Ida Rubinstein and Les Ballets Russes of the Colonel de Basil, which was presented in London. He/She was also Director and dancer of character of the Ballet Theatre of New York, where Russian Soldier (1942), the last full ballet that Léonide Massinechoreographed premiered. Lazowski stood out for their performances in various ballets of this choreographer, such as Symphonie Fantastique, Le Beau Danube or the Prince Igor and subsequently took over the staging of many of them next to Tania Massine. So they went up the hat of Tres Picos (1969) and Petrouchka (1970), both for the City Center Joffrey Ballet, under the supervision of the own Léonide Massine.