Ballerina Violette Verdy, who has died aged 82, will be ‘vividly remembered’

Rambert is saddened at the passing of ballerina Violette Verdy. Violette danced with us in 1957 before joining the American Ballet Theatre.

Read Violette’s obituary on The Guardian website.

‘Her light, easy jump, beautiful feet, intelligent musicality and sparkling personality can all still be seen in those works, even when danced today by other performers. ‘

A gorgeous photo of Violette Verdy, where she thanks Marie Rambert for her many gifts © Rambert

Uploaded to YouTube on 29 Jun 2009 by An excerpt from the documentary about Violette dancing for Balanchine.

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