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Maya Plisetskaya

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Plisetskaya dancing in Romeo and Juliet, 1961
Maya Plisetskaya in October 2011

Maya Mikhaylovna Plisetskaya (Russian: Ма́йя Миха́йловна Плисе́цкая; born 20 November 1925) is a Russian ballerina, choreographer, director and actress. She was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. She gained an interest in ballet at a young age and was active during the Soviet period. She has been called by some, such as Nikita Khrushchev, one of the best ballerinas of all time. She has been married to composer and pianist Rodion Shchedrin since 1958.[1]


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