Johan Renvall


Age: 55

Summary: Swedish-born principal dancer at American Ballet Theater whose range there from 1978 to 1996 stunned audiences with spectacular classical technique and powerful intensity in dramatic ballets, but who left a lasting imprint at ABT as the original Bronze Idol in Natalia Makarova's 1980 version of La Bayadere and erupted into sensational airborne bravura with perfect form as a temple statue come to life and near-naked in gold body paint.

Cause of Death: Liver failure

Born: September 22, 1959

Died: August 24, 2015

Bronx, New York