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Tatiana Dokoudovska

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Tatiana Dokoudovska passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 24, at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 119th and Pflumm, with burial following in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tatiana Dokoudovska Scholarship Fund at UMKC, (816) 235-1247; Kansas City Ballet (816) 931-2232, ext, 309; or Legacy Foundation for the Arts, 12710 South Pflumm, Suite 104, Olathe, KS 66062. Ms. Dokoudovska was born January 13, 1921 in Beausoliel, France to Alexis and Nadia Dokoudovsky. She enjoyed a long career as a ballet dancer, teacher and artistic director. She moved from Paris to New York in 1939 and in 1954 moved to the Kansas City area. Ms. Dokoudovska danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, established the Dance Major curriculum at UMKC, and received the title Professor Emeritus of Dance. Tatiana was also the founder of the Kansas City Ballet. Her strength of character and regal bearing were evident to everyone she met and she leaves behind many grateful students and loving friends. (Arr: McGilley State Line Chapel 816-942-6180)
Published in Kansas City Star on Sept. 22, 2005
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