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Zygmunt Jasman

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn sit on a rehearsal studio floor in a conversation during a rehearsal break

After his 1961 defection from the Soviet Union in Paris, Rudolf Nureyev was inivted to visit London by Margot Fonteyn. On his first visit to discuss Fonteyn’s upcoming charity gala, Nureyev used the alias “Zygmunt Jasman.” Jasman was a real Polish dancer who was also on the program. Fonteyn continued to call Nureyev “Jazz” and […]