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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Throwback Thursday and Olga Jordan

Throwback Thursday and Olga Jordan

Born in Russia in 1907 Olga Jordan joined the Kirov Ballet after graduating from the Leningrad Choreographic School in 1926. She studied with Vaganova and, according to https://jorgen-w.livejournal.com/6969.html: "She was a strong and tempermental dancer with brilliant technique".

Some of her notable roles included Jeanna in Flames of Paris (1932), Odile in Swan Lake (1933), as well as leading roles in Esmeralda and Laurencia. Beginning in 1950 she became a teacher at the Vaganova Ballet School and during the 1960s she taught at the Moscow Ballet School and the bolshoi Theatre.

She died in 1971, aged 63-64 and her cremated ashes were scattered.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Secret #323:
“Olga Jordan was said to have brilliant technique.”

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