Ludmilla Tchérina

Ludmilla Tchérina

Born Oct 10, 1924

Ludmilla Tchérina was a French prima ballerina, sculptor, actress, painter, choreographer and author of two novels. Tchérina was born Monique Tchemerzine, into Circassian aristocracy as the daughter of Kabardian Prince Avenir Tchemerzine, a former Russian general, who had escaped from St. Petersburg, and Stéphane Finette, a Frenchwoman. She studied with Blanche d'Alessandri, Olga Preobrajenska and Clustine.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on October 10, 1924.


1942 17 Years Old She made her Paris debut creating the rôle of Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet in 1942, becoming the youngest prima ballerina in the history of dance.


1945 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1945 she was a principal dancer with the Ballet des Champs-Élysées and performed in Paris concerts with her husband Edmond Audran.
1953 28 Years Old …  She married Raymond Roi in 1953.


1980 55 Years Old She was decorated with the "Officier, Legion d'honneur" in 1980 Tchérina died in 2004, aged 79, and is buried at the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris.


1991 66 Years Old Ludmilla Tchérina had a lifelong passion for painting and exhibited in many major galleries. She also conceived and executed several monumental sculptures, including Europe à Coeur, chosen in 1991 by the EU to symbolise the union of Europe and now located at the European Parliament.
1994 69 Years Old In 1994 she created Europa Operanda, now installed at the French terminal of Eurotunnel.
2004 79 Years Old Died on March 21, 2004.
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