Biography of Yuri Vladimirovich Soloviev (1940-1977)

Soviet dancer, born in Leningrad on August 19, 1940 and died in Sosonora on 15 January 1977. He/She studied at the Leningrad choreographic school in which he/she graduated in 1958. That same year joined the Kirov Ballet, of which he/she was a renowned dancer, with virtuosity and a unique lift. He/She starred in main roles in the ballets of repertoire, and participated in the premiere of the choreography: Leningrad Symphony (1961) and Icarus (1974) of Igor Belsky, the planets distant (1963) of Nicholas Sergeyev, the Pearl (1965) of Konstantin Boyarsky, land of miracles (1967) Leonid Jacobson, Oresteia (1968) from Georgy Alexidze, two (1969) of the creation of the world (1971) from Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliovand Oleg Vinogradov . He/She took part in the revised production of the ballet Cinderella (1964) of Rostislav Zakharov, in his presentation in the United States, and took part in the film La Bella Durmiente (1965). People's artist of the USSR in 1973 and 1967 was awarded the Nijinsky Prize (1963), meritorious artist in 1964, people's artist of the RSFSR. He/She was married to the dancer, soloist of the Kirov Ballet, Tatiana Legat. In 1977 he/she committed suicide, but the circumstances surrounding his death were strange.