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Enrico Cecchetti



Born in Rome in 1850, the son of two dancers, Enrico Cecchetti made his stage debut at the age of five. After his adult debut in 1879 at La Scala, Milan, in Gods from Valhalla, he was soon appearing as a leading dancer with companies throughout Europe. He made his St Petersburg debut in 1887 and in 1890 became second ballet-master of the Imperial Theatres. From 1892 he also taught at the ballet school attached to the St Petersburg company and he is credited with greatly improving the standard of dancing in the school and company. It was during his time in St Petersburg that he revised Petipa's 1884 production of Coppélia. He choreographed some works of his own, none of which survive. But he is chiefly remembered as a dancer (he created Carabosse and the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty and the Showman in Petrushka) and a teacher - in St Petersburg, in his own school in London and at La Scala, Milan; in Britain his system is preserved by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
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