Ludmila Brzhazovskaya

Belarusian ballet dancer and teacher Ludmila Henrikhavna Brzhazovskaya was born in Minsk on 4 June 1946 and studied at the Belarusian Choreographic School with Irina Savelyeva.

She danced with the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Belarus and was the theatre's leading dancer from 1966 until 1989. She performed in many countries, including Finland, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Singapore and Turkey. Later she taught at the Belarusian Choreographic School.

Her father was the painter Henrikh Brzhazouski and she was also interested in visual art, painting landscapes, flower bouquets and making pencil drawings on ballet themes.

Ludmila Brzhazovskaya died in Minsk on 6 December 2023, aged seventy-seven.