Ballet Dancer, Deceased Person
1938 – 2009
Who was Georgina Parkinson?
Georgina Parkinson was a ballerina, ballet mistress and a coach at the American Ballet Theatre. Parkinson was born in Brighton, England. She was a ballet dancer for The Royal Ballet in the 1960s. Her breakthrough performance was in 1964 with Les Biches, and she performed in narrative ballets like Swan Lake and Raymonda. In 1978, she performed character roles at Ballet Theatre. While she went home to London for a year to spend time with her family, she returned to the Theatre as a ballet mistress. She had a quite deep relationship with dancers there like Julie Kent and Gelsey Kirkland who thanked her in their autobiographies. She died from complications of cancer.
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