Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 27 August 1905 in
Warsaw, Poland. Her father, brother and uncle were all
painters, and her great grandfather was a Yiddish actor [?].
In 1914 she moved with her
family to Kharkov, where M. entered into a gymnasium.
From childhood on she strove
to become a dancer, and at the age of ten she performed
in a Kharkov dance school, where she also had the
opportunity to perform in public. From 1916 until 1922 she
worked in a Kharkov Folks House, performing in concerts
and also participated in the Kharkov State Opera as a
soloist for ballet and directed ballet in various
In 1922-3 she studied with
Mordik in Moscow, and at the same time she participated in
concerts and in theatre productions. From 1923-5 M.
participated in various musical-dramatic societies in
Kharkov and in the Kharkov State Children's Theatre.
Since 1925 M. has choreographed and directed and danced
ballet in Moscow's Yiddish State Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1369.
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