Léon Bakst (b. 1866), was a costume designer from Belarus. The young artist made his mark on the dance and ballet world through his work with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. He created both scenc pieces and costume ensembles for the storied company. Moscow Ballet follows in the footsteps of Ballets Russes in its efforts to bring tales, music, and motifs from Russian folklore to Western audiences.