| Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow|
| Svetlana Dzantemirovna adirhaeva|
May 12, 1938 (age 77) (1938-05-12) Khumalag, Northern Ossetia
Vaganova Choreography School
People's Artist of the USSR
Svetlana Adyrkhaeva Wikipedia
Svetlana Adyrkhaeva (born May 12, 1938) (Russian: Светлана Дзантемировна Адырхаева) is an Ossetian and Soviet ballerina who was awarded People's Artist of the USSR in 1984.
Adyrkhaeva was born on May 12, 1938 in a village of Khumalag in Northern Ossetia. She received ballet training at the Vaganova Choreography School and graduated from there in 1955. Three years later she danced Odette-Odile and won first prize for it. In 1960 she was invited to do the same dance at the Bolshoi Theatre. There, she was disciplined by Galina Ulanova but received further mentorship from Marina Semyonova. She participated in a ballet for two generations playing characters such as Aegina in Spartacus, and many others. From 1978 to 1981 she was member of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts from she graduated in 1980 and became a teacher there a year after. From 1995 to 2001 she was a teacher at the Dance Academy of the New Humanitarian University of Natalia Nesterova and then held the same position at the Bolshoi Theater.