Larisa Skylanskaya (published 1989)


In this interview, Skylanskaya details the beginning of her career as a dancer in Russia and discusses being a teacher. She discusses the movement and style of a good dancer, along with her musical background and the impact it had on her early life. Both of her parents were violinists and this greatly influenced her dance training. She was in London in the spring of 1989, assisting Natalia Makarova with the staging of La Bayadere at the Royal Ballet.

Biographical note:
Larissa Skylanskaya, a graduate of Moscow's Gitis Institute of Pedagogy and former Bolshoi soloist, is a member of the faculty at the San Francisco Ballet School.






“Larisa Skylanskaya (published 1989),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 24, 2020,