Rosella Hightower




Age: 88


Summary: Oklahoma-born prima ballerina who had followed up a celebrated international career by founding one of the world's leading ballet schools known as the Centre de Danse Classique in Cannes, France and who was also one of five Oklahoma-born American Indian ballerinas whose careers began in the 1940's (the others were Yvonne Chouteau, Moscelyne Larkin, and sisters Maria and Marjorie Tallchief).



Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke


Born: January 10, 1920


Died: November 3, 2008


Location: Cannes, France