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Yvonne Mounsey, 93 | Dance

The former New York City Ballet principal who settled in Los Angeles and directed the Westside School of Ballet for many years died in October at 93. Mounsey, who had been fighting cancer, was active until the end, working on this year's annual production of "The Nutcracker." MORE: Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet directorRobert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times