Karin von Aroldingen
Summary: prima ballerina considered as one of New York City Ballet's most distinctive ballerinas who left an impact on landmark experimental roles that George Balanchine choreographed for her, who was trained in ballet in her native Germany and admitted that she had to unlearn much of what she knew when adapting to City Ballet's streamlined style, who became an expert stager of Balanchine's works for other companies in the U.S. and abroad after his death in 1983 and performed a wide Balanchine repertoire herself before she retired from dancing in 1984.
Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes
Born: July 9, 1941
Died: January 5, 2018
Location: New York City, New York