Sofia Golovkina

 

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: head of the Soviet Union's Bolshoi Ballet who was known directing the company with an iron grip for over 40 years, who toured her pupils in the United States and Europe during the 1970's and 1980's, but whose aggressive manner left many in the West cold.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: October 13, 1915

 

Died: February 17, 2004

 

Location: Moscow, Russia