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Margarita Froman Papers

Identifier: 1971-0001

Scope and Content

The collection includes photographs, ballet programs and newspaper clippings describing Ms. Froman's her career.


  • undated, 1916-1971


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


Margarita Froman [Frohman] was born in Moscow, Russia, in October 1896. At the age of eight, she was one of ten selected to study ballet at the Imperial School of Ballet in Moscow. She graduated in her early teens and was engaged immediately as a soloist in the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre. She toured the cultural centers of Europe with the Diaghileff group, which also included Pavlova, Nijinsky, Karsavina, Fokine, Fokina in its membership. After many years in Yugoslavia (1917-1957) as Maitresse de Ballet of the Yugoslavian Croatian National Theatre and producer and choreographer for ballet and opera at the Yugoslav National Ballet, Froman emmigrated to the United States in 1957 settling in New London, CT. She taught at the Froman Professional School of Ballet (New London), the Connecticut School of Music (Willimantic), the Hartford Conservatory and the University of Connecticut. Margarita Froman died in 1970.


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Papers of a Russian ballerina in the Moscow Bolshoi Theater who emigrated to Connecticut in 1957.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the University of Connecticut by Olga Froman in the Spring of 1971.

Margarita Froman Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
1998 March
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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