Plisetskaya, Maya

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Plisetskaya, Maya Gender: F
Maya Mikhaylovna Plisetskaya
born on 19 November 1925 at 23:40 (= 11:40 PM )
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°03' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°00 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 10°43'

Maya Plisetskaya (2011)
photo:, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Soviet-born ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress, who held Spanish and Lithuanian citizenship. She danced during the Soviet era at the same time as Galina Ulanova, another famed Russian ballerina. In 1960 she ascended to Ulanova's former title as prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi.

As a member of the Bolshoi until 1990, her skill as a dancer changed the world of ballet, setting a higher standard for ballerinas both in terms of technical brilliance and dramatic presence. As a soloist, Plisetskaya created a number of leading roles, including Moiseyev’s Spartacus (1958); Grigorovich’s The Stone Flower (1959); Aurora in Grigorovich’s The Sleeping Beauty (1963); Alberto Alonso’s Carmen Suite (1967), written especially for her; and Maurice Bejart’s Isadora (1976). Among her most acclaimed roles was Odette-Odile in Swan Lake (1947).

Having become “an international superstar” and a continuous “box office hit throughout the world,” Plisetskaya was treated by the Soviet Union as a favoured cultural emissary. Although she toured extensively during the same years that other dancers defected, including Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plisetskaya always refused to defect. Beginning in 1994, she presided over the annual international ballet competitions, called Maya, and in 1996 she was named President of the Imperial Russian Ballet. In 1991 she published her autobiography, I, Maya Plisetskaya.

Plisetskaya died in Munich, Germany, on 2 May 2015 from a heart attack.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Lescaut.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (And choreographer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession