I missed this-so sad, so young


Ivan Nagy, one of the great names in dance during the twentieth century, died yesterday in Budapest; he was 70-years-old. Nagy was born on 28 April 1943 in Hungary. He trained first with his mother going on to perform with the Budapest State Opera Ballet. Frederic Franklin spotted the young man when Nagy won a silver medal at the International Ballet Competition at Varna in 1965. As director of the National Ballet of Washington at the time, Franklin invited  Nagy to appear as a guest artist with the company. He went on to perform with the New York City Ballet and became a principal dancer

Source: Dancer Ivan Nagy dies at 70

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