JOSE DORNINI Beloved Las Vegas dancer, Jose Dornini, passed away peacefully July 9, 2021, surrounded by family. Born October 21, 1935, in Manchester, England, Mrs. Dornini trained in classical ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. At a young age she joined a dance company and traveled around the world to cities including: Madrid, Paris, Milan, and Havana doing exactly what she loved to do. During this time, she met and fell in love with an Italian dancer, Alessandro Dornini. This adventure led her to Las Vegas to dance in the Folies Bergère at The Tropicana Hotel in 1960. Here she was met by the most wonderful gift and addition to her life, her daughter, Jane Karabachev. Jose emanated her grace and proper English etiquette throughout her life. She continued to be involved in show business helping with costume design and management for shows locally and abroad. Her love for her daughter and the rest of her family could be felt by everyone around her. She is joining in heaven her mother and father, Frank and Elsa Hargreaves, her sister Kay Hargreaves, and her husband, Alessandro Dornini. Jose is survived by her loving daughter, Jane, her grandchildren, Anna Vest and Alexander Karabachev, and too many friends to count.
Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Aug. 1, 2021.