Mathilde Kschessinskaya, mistress of Nicholas II, Sergei Mikhailovich and his cousin Andrei Vladimirovich. In 1902, she gave birth to a son, Vladimir (known as "Vova"; 30 June 1902 - 23 April 1974); he was later given the title Prince Romanovsky-Krasinsky, but said that he never knew for sure who his father was. Matilda is pictured costumed for the title role in Petipa's La Camargo. St. Petersburg, circa 1902.
Kent, Allegra - Ballerina Gallery
Spread the loveAllegra Kent PhotosAllegra Kent BiographyNotable: Born 1937; New York City Ballet Allegra Kent was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1937. She studied with Bronislava and Irina Nijinska, with Carmelita Maracci, and at the School of American Ballet. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1953 and was promoted to principal in 1957. […]