Tania Balachova

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Known For Acting

Known Credits 4

Gender Female

Birthday 1902-02-25

Day of Death 1973-08-04 (71 years old)

Place of Birth Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (Russia)

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Tania Balachova (Russian: Таня Балашова, diminutive of Татьяна Павловна Балашова [Tatiana Pavlovna Balachova]) (1902-1973) was a French actress and director of Russian origin. After World War II, she would become one of the most influential actor training teachers in France.

Balachova was born in Saint Petersburg on February 25, 1902. Her family emigrated to Brussels, where she studied at the Royal Conservatory. It was at the conservatory that she met her future husband, the Belgian actor Raymond Rouleau.

Balachova and Rouleau married and moved together to Paris. There, they collaborated with Gaston Baty, Charles Dullin, Louis Jouvet, Georges Pitoëff and Antonin Artaud, among others. They separated in 1940, though they continued to work together professionally.

She originated the role of Inès in Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis Clos [No Exit] at the Vieux-Colombier Theatre in May 1944. She went on to become one of the most influential actor-training teachers in France, training many of the next generation of theatre and cinema talent in France.

She died in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne France, on 4 August 1973 of a heart attack.

Source: Article "Tania Balachova" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.



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