Biographical/historical: André Eglevsky (1917-1977) was a Russian-born ballet dancer. He studied under Alexandre Volinine and Maria Nevelskaya in France, and with Nikolai Legat in London, among others. At the age of fifteen, Eglevsky began dancing professionally with Wassily de Basil and René Blum's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. He also danced with the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas (also known as the Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo), Ballet International, American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet, working extensively under George Balanchine with several of the companies. Eglevsky married ballet dancer Leda Anchutina in the late 1930s, and together they performed in the Broadway production Great Lady (1938). As Eglevsky's dancing career began to wind down in the late 1950s, the couple opened the Eglevsky Ballet School in Massapequa, New York and later, the Eglevsky Ballet Company. Their daughter, Marina Eglevsky, also became a professional dancer and ran the company for a number of years. André Eglevsky died in 1977.