Pronounce Olga Preobrajenska

Dance

Seen above is dear little Olga Preobrajenska. Small in stature, mighty in reputation as a second ballerina with the Russian Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. After her retirement, she became a famed instructor-in-exile, in Paris.

She is also looooong in last name.

Unpronounceable — until now! You’re on arts•meme, right? You learn stuff here. Our Moscow correspondent Leonid Nokhov has post-haste sent a sound file to help us mouth the words.

arts•meme readers, there will be a test! Take it away, Leonid!

Click to pronounce it like a pro! Olga Pre-o-bra-jen-ska

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