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Enrico Cecchetti

Enrico Cechhiti was born on June 21,1850.He was an Italian ballet dance and teacher who was well known for his instruction and for his training to many artists.His both parents were dancers.He was a pupil of Giovanni Lepri and was known for his pirouettes i.e an act of spinning on one foot in ballet.He was popular throughout Europe,Milan and London.He went to the Mariinsky Theater  where he formed roles like Bluebird and Carabosse.He taught many dancers of the Imperial Russian Ballet and its schools;Olga Preobrajenska, Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina. For some years he was the official instructor Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes but left in the year 1913.He along with his wife Giuseppina de Maria ,the dancer opened up a school in London.He directed the ballet school in the year 1925 where he continued to teach forever.His training asks for a strict exercise routine using seveb basic movements and using the five positions of Classical Ballet.


Dance forms
  • Ballet




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Enrico Cecchetti

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