Ludmilla Chiriaeff - 2011
24" x 36" Acrylique
Ludmilla Chiriaeff (January 10, 1924 – September 22, 1996)
She inspired me so much after I red her a book about her life, so I created this art work for her memory.
She was a Canadian ballet dancer, choreographer, and director.
Born in Riga , Latvia , a former prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet .
After immigrating to Montreal , Quebec in 1952 she founded the Ballets Chiriaeff,
a troupe of eighteen dancers which evolved into Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1958.
In 1969 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1984.
In 1985 she was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec .