Igor Youskevitch (ē´gər yŏŏskē´vĬch), 1912–94, Russian-American ballet dancer. He joined (1938) the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and became premier danseur. Youskevitch danced with the Ballet Theatre in New York from 1946 to 1955, thereafter returning to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as artistic director and dancer, and then retiring to teach in the 1960s. He was famous as a master of the classic style, e.g., in Afternoon of a Faun.
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