Dudinskaia Natalia Mikhailovna
Born August 8 (21), 1912.
Graduated from Leningrad School of Choreography.
1931-1962 - solo ballet-dancer at Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theatre named after S.M. Kirov. Masterful dancer remarkable for expressive manner of performing, emotional significance and delicacy. Danced the main parts in A.A. Krein's "Laurencia" (1939), S.S. Prokofiev's "Cinderella" (1946), A.K. Glazunov's "Rimond" (1948), etc.
National artist of the USSR (1957).
Laureate of State Awards (1941,1947,1949,1951).
Has been teaching since 1963. Anastasia Volochkova, Uliana Lopatkina and others were among Dudinskaia's students.
Member of Trusteeship of the Regional Social and Educational Baltic Fund.
Honoured member of International Society "Russian Museumn's Friends".