I was lucky enough to meet her in person when I was a little girl. I still have a black and white photograph that she gave me at the autograph signing. It was a moment, to be sure.
Each of us will have in-person encounters with different people in the dance world and it will mark us in some way.
Interesting how that works.
She was amazing–a true ballerina in every sense of the word. A juxtaposition of soft and strong, she was unlike anyone else I have ever seen. A unque, musical talent. I have compiled a few resources here for those who would like to read a bit more about this amazing lady…or see her dance; if only through the magic of the Internet.
From Ballet.co, a brief, well-done historical piece.
The Ballerina Gallery, a great collection of photos.
Voice of Dance, a video clip of her in Swan Lake.