1905 - 1967
Leonid Lavrovsky was a Russian ballet choreographer, most famous for the libretto and choreography for Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Lavrovsky was born in 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He danced with the former Mariinsky Theater, performing such roles as Siegfried in Swan Lake, Jean de Brienne in Raymonda, and the lead in Chopiniana. During the same period, Lavrovsky was also a member of the Molodoy Ballet (Young Ballet), an experimental dance collective whose members included the young George Balanchine. Lavrovsky performed in Fyodor Lopukhov's Dance Symphony along with Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova, and Lidia Ivanova.