Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972)
- 1891: Birth in Minsk (Russia) on january 1891. Her parents,
Foma Nijinski and Eleonora Bereda, both were dancers, and her
older brother was Vaslaw Nijinski.
- 1900: Vaslaw and her go to the Imperial Ballet Scool
- 1908: she becomes a dancer of the Maryinski Theater
- 1910: she joins Diaghilev's Ballets Russes
in Paris and dances Fokine's Carnaval
- 1911: Vaslaw and her leave the Maryinski Theater.
- 1914: she composes her first choreography, La Tabatière,
in Petrograd. Then she opens a dance school in Kiev.
- 1921: She leaves Russia and joins Ballets Russes the again, as a principal dancer. she also composes several ballets
for the company, such as Renard, Les Noces,
Les Tentations de la bergère,
Les Fâcheux, Le Train Bleu and Romeo and Juliet.
- 1928-29: She creates Le Baiser de la Fée, Boléro and Aubade for Ida Rubinstein.
- 1930-31: She works for the Opera Russe de Paris and creates
- 1932: She founds her own company and creates Variations
- 1937: She leads the Polish Ballet in Paris, and also works with
Max Reinhardt in Berlin and for the Markova-Dolin company.
She creates Concerto, Le Chant de la Terre and La Légende de Cracovie.
- 1938: She goes to the United States and opens a school in Los Angeles.
She also works for the American Ballet Theatre and the Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo.
- 1945: She becomes a ballet mistress of the Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas
and creates Les variations de Brahms.
- 1964: She restages Les Noces and
for the Royal Ballet.
- 1967: She leads the Buffalo Ballet.
- 1972: She dies on February 22, in Los Angeles.
Some of her ballets
(POB) means: in the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet.