Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (/diˈæɡɪlɛf/; Russian: Серге́й Па́влович Дя́гилев, tr. Sergei Pavlovich Dyagilev, IPA: [sʲɪˈrɡʲej ˈpavɫovʲɪtɕ ˈdʲæɡʲɪlʲɪf]; 31 March [O.S. 19 March] 1872 – 19 August 1929), usually referred to outside Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.