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Author:  Gina Ness [ Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 am ]
Post subject:  Virginia Johnson of San Francisco Ballet

With great sadness I post that Virginia Johnson, ballerina of the San Francisco Ballet, passed away on September 21, 2011. "Ginny" was one of the most talented dancers trained by the Christensen brothers. She created the role of Cupid in Lew Christensen's popular comedy ballet Con Amore. She appeared as the Snow Queen partnered by David Coll for the premiere of the fabulous 1967 Robert O'Hearn production of Lew Christensen's The Nutcracker. When I was a student at SFB, Ginny was a company dancer that I really looked up to and admired. After Ginny retired from SFB, she became our Ballet Mistress staging and rehearsing many works including our Balanchine repertory. She was one of the few people allowed to stage Mr. Christensen's works throughout the country. She shall be missed... May light perpetual shine upon her...

Author:  Gina Ness [ Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Virginia Johnson of San Francisco Ballet

This beautiful tribute to Ginny was created by David Coll of SFB and ABT... Thank you, David!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... VvM-cZvsw#!

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