Vera Krasovskaya, a former dancer with the Kirov in the 1930s, was the preeminent historian of the St. Petersburg Ballet for nearly forty years. Her books include Soviet Ballet Theater, 1917-1967, History of Russian Ballet, and the four-volume Western European Ballet Theater. Vera M. Siegel is a freelance writer and translator for such clients as the Library of Congress and the U.S. Department of State.
"I only wish that my congratulations for this outstanding work could be passed along to the author.... Vera Krasovskaya is to be highly praised for this invaluable work."--John White, Jr., Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet"