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Madame Cheremeteff fonds

1890, 1912-1992

Physical Description:
1 m of textual records. -- 452 photographs. -- 1 audio cassette. -- 4 video cassettes

Regina Bickel, 1912-1992, was born in Berlin, Germany on March 25, 1912. She toured Europe as a child ballerina under the stage name Regina Royce. She also worked as the director of an Italian company. In 1930 she married Count Michael Cheremeteff, ca. 1900-1943, and worked in his equestrian troupe based in Berlin. They had three children, Christina (Olso), Alexandra (Madsen),1933-2002, and Dmitry. She settled in Calgary, Alberta in 1956 and established the Calgary Russian Ballet School, of which she was director, choreographer and teacher until its closing in 1989. She died in Calgary on March 5, 1992 at the age of 79.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence, cashbooks, newsclippings, posters, programs, advertisements; interviews and reviews; photographs of Madame Cheremeteff, her pupils, and her husband's equestrian troupe; and material relating to the thirtieth anniversary performance of the school, including an audiotape interview with Mme. Cheremeteff and a videotape of the performance.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Madame Regina Cheremeteff and Michael Madsen, 1985-2006.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Other Regina Cheremeteff records are held by the New York Public Library Dance Collection.
Costumes of the Calgary Russian Ballet School are held in the cultural history collections at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8298, M-9119, PA-2804, PA-2965, PB-731, NA-4894, NA-5094, RCT-725, V-32

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