Tamara Tchinarova

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Tchinarova in December 1937

Tamara Tchinarova Finch (also tr. Chinarova; born Tamara Rekemchuk, July 18, 1919 – August 31, 2017) was a Romanian ballet dancer and writer. She was born in Cetatea Albă, Kingdom of Romania.

During the 1940s Tchinarova worked significantly to the development of Australian dance companies, including the Kirsova Ballet and the Borovansky Ballet. After retiring from dancing, she worked as a Russian/English interpreter for touring ballet companies, including the Australian Ballet, and as a dance writer.[1]

Tchinarova was married to Australian actor Peter Finch from 1943 until they divorced in 1959.[2]

Tchinarova died on August 31, 2017 at her home in Malaga, Spain of pneumonia at the age of 98.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tchinarova Finch, Tamara (2007). Dancing into the Unknown: My Life in the Ballets Russes and Beyond. Dance Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85273-114-4.
  2. Paul Donnelley (2003). Fade to Black: A Book of Movie Obituaries. Music Sales Group. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-84938-246-5.
  3. Last Survivor of the Ballets Russes?