- Fedorova, Alexandra, 1884-1972
- Call number
- (S) *MGZMD 110
- Physical description
- 117 items in 9 legal size folders in 1 box
- Correspondence in Russian and Latvian with other material in English; English
- Preferred Citation
Alexandra Fedorova Papers, (S) *MGZMD 110, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
- Jerome Robbins Dance Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
The papers of Alexandra Fedorova are comprised of letters and telegrams, mainly from the 1930s, Riga, as well as bills and window cards of her ballet school in New Jersey. The majority of the correspondence is in Russian. For the brief translation see Appendix.
Aleksandra Aleksandrovna (Alexandra) Fedorova-Fokine, 1884-1972, Michel Fokine's sister-in-law, graduated from the Maryinsky Ballet School in 1902, and was accepted into the Maryinsky Ballet company. From 1914 to 1917 she also performed as a prima-ballerina at the “Troitsky Miniuature Theatre” sponsored by her husband, Aleksandr Fokine, choreographer's elder brother.
In 1922 she was laid off from the Maryinsky Ballet and the family moved to Riga, Latvia, where she was appointed as a ballet teacher and choreographer at the National Riga Opera.
In 1936 [1937-?] after her husband's death and after she was fired by the pro-nazi Latvian government, the family moved to the United States where she opened a ballet school.
Alexandra Fedorova-Fokine died in a nursing home in New Jersey in 1972.
Source of acquisition
Ms. Irene Fokine.
Processed by Irina Klyagin.
A book of caricatures on German social-nationalism and Soviet socialism by Civis (?), titled Heroes of Our Time,published in Riga, November 1933. In Russian.
Added to the NYPL Slavic Division.
Using the collection
LocationJerome Robbins Dance Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498