Sad news: Great Bolshoi star has diedmain
Nina Timofeeva, one of the mid-century stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, has died at the age of 79.
Originally from Leningrad (St Petersburg),Nina joined the Bolshoi in 1956 and built her career on Odette-Odile in Swan Lake.
Her late husband, the composer Kirill Molchanov (1922–1982) wrote music for some of her ballets.
In 1991 she left her post as a choreographer at the Bolshoi and migrated to Israel with her daughter, Nadya, also a ballet dancer.