Albert Evans


Age: 46

Summary: principal dancer at the New York City Ballet considered as one of the most prominent blacks in classical dance who was one of only two black principal dancers in the City Ballet's 67-year history (the first was Arthur Mitchell) and also danced a variety of roles in the City Ballet repertoire from classical to modern, from George Balanchine to Jerome Robbins to Christopher Wheeldon, who joined the company in 1988 and quickly rose through the ranks becoming a soloist in 1991 and a principal in 1995, but who retired during the spring 2010 season with an emotional farewell performance and had been serving since then as a ballet master at the company.

Cause of Death: Brief illness

Born: December 29, 1968

Died: June 22, 2015

New York City, New York