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Irina Mikhailovna 
Baronova
1919 - 2008


Irina Mikhailovna 
Baronova
, Prima Ballerina Assolutta. One of the 3 baby ballerinas of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. (George Balanchine was instrumental in starting the "Baby Ballerinas"). One of the trio of ballerinas who joined the Ballets Russes in Monte Carlo in 1932 and were christened the "baby ballerinas" by English dance writer Arnold Haskell. There is a photograph of her dated ca 1944 at http://www.archiveautographs.com/frames/photos/baranova.htm moved to Paris during childhood. There she studied with Olga Preobrajenska and made her debut with the Paris Opera in 1930. George Balanchine noticed Irina as he watched classes and engaged her at age 13 for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo in 1932. Baronova studied with two ballerinas from Tsarist Russia, attending the Paris studio of Olga Preobrajenska, and learning mime from Tamara Karsavina. She was coached by four choreographers who worked for the founder of the first Ballets Russes company, Serge Diaghilev - Michel Fokine, Bronislava Nijinksa, George Balanchine and Leonide Massine. She created roles in Leonide Massine's Les Pr‚esages, Jeux d'enfants, Beau Danube, and Bronislava Nijinska's Les cent baisers. In 1940 she joined Ballet Theater and she married Gerry Sevastianov, one of the directors. Baronova also appeared in films and musicals, and was a guest artist with the Original Ballet Russe. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3bSwXLLAik The first ballet choreograhed for Baronova, aged 16, was by Nijinska at Covent Garden in 1935 - The 100 kisses - Les Cent Baisses(?)

Born: Petrograd, , , Russia 13th Mar 1919 Baptised:
Died: Sydney, , NSW, Australia 28th Jun 2008 Buried:
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Baronova

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Irina Mikhailovna 
Baronova
(
Sevastianov
,
Sevastianov
,
Tennant
) 1919 - 2008
2.
Mikhael (Misha) 
Baronov
(
Vishniakova
) 1895 - 1952
4.
Theodor 
Baronov
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?
) + ante 1919
5.
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Lydia 
Vishniakova
(
Baronov
) c. 1898 - 1992
6.
Gen. Alexander 
Vishniakov
(
Engalytcheva-Engels
) + c. 1919
7.

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1. , , Kentucky, USA elopement c. 20th Feb 1936 , div. 1943
2. Sydney, , NSW, Australia church 1938 , div. 1943
3. May 1949
Cecil Gordon 
Tennant
(
Baronova
) 1910 - 1967

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Tennant
(
Baronova
) 1910 - 1967
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13th Mar 1919Born Petrograd, Russia
c. 20th Feb 1936Married Kentucky, USA
1938Married Sydney, NSW, Australia
1943Divorced (divorce)
May 1949Married
Cecil Gordon 
Tennant
(
Baronova
) 1910 - 1967
28th Jun 2008Died Sydney, NSW, Australia
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