Vaslav Nijinsky

(1889 - 1950)

After completing an eight-year study at the Imperial School of Ballet in 1908, the legendary and eccentric dancer Vaslav Nijinsky at the age of eighteen joined Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In 1912 he debuted as a choreographer with his scoring for Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, gaining further notoriety a year later for his collaboration with Igor Stravinsky on The Rite of Spring.


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