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  • Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress

    Zina Bethune dies at 66; dancer, choreographer and actress
    It would not be out of character for actress, dancer and choreographer Zina Bethune to stop her car for an injured animal, say those who knew her.
  • Dorothea Tanning dies at 101; artist and poet married Max Ernst

    Over more than a century, Dorothea Tanning collided and consorted with artistic titans of the 20th century who included Pablo Picasso, John Cage and Joseph Cornell. She designed sets for George Balanchine ballets, played romantic matchmaker for poet Andre...

    Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet

    Alicia Alonso, Cuba's living legend of ballet
    To her admirers, Alicia Alonso is the gracious grande dame of Cuban classical ballet. To detractors, she's a conservative cultural czarina who has clung to power even longer than Fidel Castro. But even some of her fiercest critics will concede that...

    Yvonne Mounsey, bringing Ballanchine to the Westside

    Discovering that teaching “came naturally,” Yvonne Mounsey went on to co-found the Santa Monica-based Westside Ballet school and pre-professional company in 1967, which for the last 39 years, has also staged an annual production of “...

    Lourdes Lopez to be new artistic director of Miami City Ballet

    The imposing task of succeeding founder/artistic director Edward Villella at Miami City Ballet will go to Lourdes Lopez, the company announced Tuesday. Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who was with that company from 1974 to 1996, is...