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Theo. Kosloff Photo

Stage Name

Birth Name

Theodore Kosloff

Fijodor Mikailovitch Koslov

Alexis Kosloff

Alexis Koslov

   

     Theodore Kosloff was born in Moscow, Russia and learned to dance at the Moscow Imperial Theater, graduating in 1901. In 1909 he joined the Diaghileff ballet company. Performed and acted in many movies. He had his own ballet school in Los Angeles, CA. Taught many famous personalities of the day such as Agnes de Mille, Colleen Moore, Bebe Daniels, Natacha Rambova, etc.

   Theodore and Natacha had a very stormy relationship while in Europe. Kosloff shot and seriously wounded Rambova. She survived and went on to design costumes and set designs in Hollywood, where she met and married Rudolph Valentino.

   Alexis Kosloff was Theodore's brother. Alexis was a very successful Ballet dancer who danced in the Imperial Russian Ballet as well as a Dance instructor, writer and choreographer.

Alexis organized the Kosloff Dancers as well as writing many books on dance. Alexis was in the 1917 - 'The Dancer's Peril' silent film as Nicholas.

   Although they did both, Theodore mainly did Movies, while his brother mainly did Stage/ Broadway performances. Theodore worked with other Choreographers as well such as Jack Mason.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

(T) Moscow, Russia 1/22/1882 - 10/22/1956 n/a n/a
( A) Moscow, Russia B. 1887 n/a n/a

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Apache Dance Betty Compson 1920 - That Cat-Step Dance (Alexis on Cover)
Ballet Kosloff Dancers      
Ballroom Natacha Rambova      
Bolero Nita Naldi      
The Cat-Step Dance (Alexis) Theodore Kosloff Imperial Russian Ballet (1913)      
Stage Dancing Vera Fredowa      
Tambourine Dance            
Trepac        

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Winter Garden ( Alexis) 1915 - A World of Pleasure ( Theo, Chor)
      The Center Theater ( Alexis) 1915 - Hands Up! ( Theo, Chor)
      Grauman's Rialto (Theo) 1915 - Passing Show of 1915 ( Theo, chor)
        1916 - Show of Wonders ( Alexis)
            1918 - Sinbad ( Alexis, Chor)
            1918 - The Awakening ( Theo, acted)
            1920 Broadway Brevities ( Alexis)
        1923 - Adams Rib
            1925 - The Love Song ( Alexis, chor)
        1932 - Feather Light (w/ Fredrowa)
            1940 - GOYESCAS ( Alexis)
            1940 - La Fille mal gardée ( Alexis)
            Daughter of Pharaoh ( Theo)
            Giselle ( Theo)
            Fairy Doll ( Theo)
            Humpbacked Horse ( Theo)
            Sleeping Beauty ( Theo)

Films

Television

Publications

1917 - The Dancer's Peril ( Alexis) n/a 3/10/1916 - Variety Magazine
1917 - The Woman God Forgot       12/1916 - Theater Magazine (Alexis)
1920 - Something to Think About       1921 - Russian Ballet Tech. by A. Kosloff
1920 - The City Masks       1922 - Bolero Dance by Alexis Kosloff
1920 - The Prince Chap       1922 Tambourine Dance by A. Kosloff
1920 - Tree Of Knowledge       1922 - Trepac by Alexis Kosloff
1920 - Why Change Your Life       12/1922 - Photoplay Magazine
1921 - A Fools Paradise       12/29/1923 - Moving Picture World
1921 - Forbidden Fruit       1932 - Musical West Magazine (w/Fredowa)
$1921 - The Affairs of Anatol            
1922 - The Dictator            
1922 - The Green temptation            
1922 - To Have and to Hold            
1923 - Adams Rib            
1923 - Children of Jazz            
1923 - Hollywood ( VHS )            
1923 - Law of the Lawless            
1924 - Don't Call it Love ( Naldi)            
1924 - Feet of Clay            
1924 - Triumph            
1925 - New Lives for the Old            
1925 - The Golden Bed            
$1926 - The Volga Boatman            
1927 - The Little Adventuress            
$1927 - The King of Kings            
1928 - Woman Wise            
$1930 - Madam Satan            
1930 - Raven ( Chor) (1935)            
1930 - Sunny            
$1937 - Stage Door            
1949 - Samson & Delilah ( Chor)            

NOTE: also known as Theodor Kosloff

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