Nadia Nerina


Age: 80

Summary: South African-born principal ballerina for the Royal Ballet in the 1950's and 1960's who was known for her technical virtuosity, lightness afoot, seemingly effortless jumps, and joyful charm onstage, especially in comedic roles.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: October 21, 1927

Died: October 6, 2008

Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France