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05 November 2014, Wednesday

Nina Timofeeva, a ballerina and the People's Artist of the USSR, passed away

Nina Timofeeva, passed away in Israel at the age of 79. She was the brightest representative of the Bolshoi Ballet outstanding galaxy of artists in the 1960s and 1970s. Powerful acting, enchanting charisma and dramatic performance allowed the ballerina to develop her own unique style that showed brightly in various classical productions and helped her to create unforgettable characters in various ballet productions, staged in her time, mainly in productions, choreographer by Yuri Grigorovich.

The ballerina was buried in the Givat Shaul Cemetery, Jerusalem.

The Bolshoi Theatre mourns about this loss and expresses its most sincere condolences to the ballerina's relatives and friends.

Photo: 1967. Nina Timofeeva as Asel and Nikolai Fadeyechev as Ilyas in the ballet "Asel", the Bolshoi Theatre В© Valentin Sobolev/TASS photo archives

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