Ballet legend dies, aged 82

Violette Verdy, principal dancer for the New York City Ballet for two decades and then artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet, 1977-80, died yesterday in Bloomington, Indiana.

A formidable instructor she joined the Jacobs School of Music in 1996 and was teaching up to the week of her death.

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In rehearsal with Balanchine

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