(1919 - 1998)
Alla Shelest was born in Smolensk in 1919. She graduated from Leningrad Choreographic School 1937, where she was a pupil of Elizaveta Gerdt and Agrippina Vaganova. Dancer with the Kirov Ballet 1937-63.
Repertoire includes: Spartacus (Aegina), Stone Flower (Katerina and Mistress of the Copper Mountain), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema), La Bayadere (Nikia), Laurencia, Shurave (Suimbike), Giselle (Giselle and Myrtha).