Sulamith Messerer

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: Russian ballerina and star of the Bolshoi Ballet (who became the prima ballerina after only two years) for more than 20 years and ballet coach to many, who blended Russian classical schooling and the flamboyant bravura of the Soviet style with her own technical wizardry and often defied the KGB, and who in 1980 at the age of 72 defected to Britain and continued to teach well into her 90s.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 27, 1908

 

Died: June 3, 2004

 

Location: London, England