12/1/1933 - 2/8/2016
Movie Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Violette Verdy
Ballet legend Violette Verdy died Monday in Bloomington, Indiana, at 82, according to multiple news sources.
Verdy was the principal dancer for the New York City Ballet for two decades. She was the first woman to be artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and was then the artistic director of the Boston Ballet.
Verdy began dancing in 1939 as a 6-year-old. She continued to perform through 1977. She performed with more than 50 companies and in more than 100 ballets including...