Birthplace: Boston, MA
Training: Valentina Kozlova
Other Companies: Quark Contemporary Dance Theater
Guzella was born on a locomotive speeding through the Ural Mountains and quickly realized the limitations of her native folk dancing and quaint handicrafts. After her arrival in America, she learned everything she now knows about ballet from a seminar entitled: “Evil Fairies on the Periphery of the Classical Dance.”
the famed Russian danseur for whom the word “Bolshoi” was coined, comes to American from his triumphs as understudy to a famous impresario in the role of the Bear in Petrushka.