Birthplace: Middletown, New York
Training: Natasha Bar, School of American Ballet, Chautauqua Institution of Dance
Other Companies: North Carolina Dance Theater
No one who has seen Heliazpopkin will soon forget the spiritual athleticism Nadia Doumiafeyva, a child of Caucasus who changed her name for show business reasons. Her fiery attack combined with lyric somnolence produce confusion in audiences the world over, especially when applied to ballet.
comes to the Trockadero from his split level birthplace in Siberia, where he excelled in toe, tap, acrobatic and Hawaiian. This good-natured Slav is famous for his breathtaking technique--a blend of froth and frou-frou centered on a spine of steel, painfully acquired at the hands and feet of his teacher, Glib Generalization, who has already trained many able dancers. As an artist in the classical, heroic, tragical mold, young Kravlji wrenched the heart of all who saw him dance Harlene, the Goat Roper in The Best Little Dacha in Sverdlovsk.