By Lindsey Cobb
Serge Diaghilev was born on March 19, 1872, in Perm, Russia. (Cochran) Diaghilev had a stepmother, but there were no professional dancers in his family. (Waters, 1) He attended St. Petersburg for law school, but soon left school because he had a love of the arts. (Mara, 44)
Diaghilev worked for Imperial theaters, and later, in 1911, formed his own company, the Ballet Russes. In 1899, He created his own magazine, Mir Isskoustva, which means The
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