The photographs presented in this Gallery are from the collection of Nina Alovert and can be purchased from her in several sizes and quality levels through this website. You may access and view each image through the gallery or the photo list. In the gallery, the small photos are your guide (hot links).

NINA ALOVERT, Photographer

Nina Alovert, born in Leningrad, USSR, has followed the ballet companies of the Kirov and Bolshoi theaters since the 1950s. Her dance photographs have been featured in many books on ballet by the Iskusstvo Publishing House, as well as in various magazines and newspapers in Russia.

In 1977, she emigrated to the United States and started working as a freelance ballet critic and photographer for Dance Magazine and other American, European, Japanese and Russian-language publications.

Her 1984 book, Baryshnikov in Russia, originally published in the U.S. by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, since has been reprinted in Germany by Verlagt by Kindler. Alovert contributed to the compilation of The International Ballet Dictionary (St. James Press, London, 1994). For two years she wrote and broadcast reviews on New York cultural life for "The Voice of America" radio station.

Alovert, who received her master's degree in History from the University of Leningrad, worked as a research assistant for the medieval history department of the University. She also served as curator of the Comedy Theatre Museum under Nikolay Akimov; and for Vera Komissarzhevskaya and the Lensoviet theaters. In 1977, the St. Petersburg University of Humanities published her album, consisting of fifty black-and-white pictures, titled Yesterday, Tomorrow, 21st Century...Ballet of the Maryinsky Theatre.

Her photos have been included in several exhibitions in Leningrad and New York City, the most recent one at the Gallery at Lincoln Center.


All Rights to the Photographs in this Gallery are reserved to Nina Alovert, any use without her written permission is strictly prohibited.