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Jennifer Alexander


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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:20 PM

American Ballet Theatre just sent out the following sad announcement:



STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE


American Ballet Theatre sadly notes the passing of cherished Company dancer Jennifer Alexander. Alexander suffered fatal injuries on December 2 as a result of a car collision in New Jersey. Alexander, along with two other ABT dancers, Alexander’s husband Julio Bragado-Young and Nicole Graniero, as well as a dancer from the Martha Graham School, were returning from an appearance of The Nutcracker in Pennsylvania.
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“It is with unbearable sadness that I, on behalf of the dancers, staff and Board of Governing Trustees, express our deepest sympathies to the Alexander and Bragado-Young families,” said Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

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Monday, December 3, 2007

#2 carbro

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

What a shocking tragedy. I am so sorry to learn this.

Condolences to Jennifer's family and colleagues.

#3 Alexandra

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:48 PM

Often the company reads this board, and individual comments and tributes are welcome, but I wanted to say on behalf of all of this how sad and shocked we are, and, as carbro noted above, offer condolences to Jennifer's family and friends, as well as the company and the ABT family.

#4 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:49 PM

My deepest condolences to the Alexander and Bragado-Young families. God, and I just keep thinking :" The last thing Jennifer did on this earth before departing was joining and enjoying the happiness of all those kids and their families on that -for her-last "Nutcracker" .
RIP Jennifer Alexander :dunno:

Edited by cubanmiamiboy, 16 December 2007 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:14 PM

A sad day. I just can't believe this has happened. May we all keep Jennifer's and Julio's families in our thoughts and prayers. They both have made significant contributions to my (our) enjoyment of watching ABT for more than a decade or more.

#6 carbro

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:18 PM

Newsday and other media report that Julio remains hospitalized. My heart goes out to him as he copes with the injuries compounding the great loss of his wife.

#7 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:53 PM

I fondly recall her performance as one of the lovers in The Dream.

What an absolute tragedy. Our thoughts are with them and their families.

#8 Dale

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:57 PM

Such a sad thing. Horrible. Condolences and best wishes to their families.

#9 Mel Johnson

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:58 PM

May she have eternal rest;
May light perpetual shine upon her.

#10 mom2

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:28 PM

My sincere sympathies to the family.

Sweet rest to a Canadian dancer.


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

This is stunningly tragic news. My condolences to Jennifer Alexander's family. Prayers also to Julio Bragado-Young for a complete recovery.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:11 PM

Deepest condolences to Jennifer's and Julio's families and to the whole ABT family. Our prayers are with you all at this sad, sad time. A special prayer to Julio and Nicole for a speedy recovery.

#13 leibling

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:48 PM

Even though I only know her by reading about her, it is a shock to hear of this happening to a fellow dancer. I send all of my thoughts to the families, and beg of all of my fellow dancers everywhere to please be careful this holiday season.

#14 Helene

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

My deepest condolences to the Alexander and Bragado-Young families for their loss.

#15 Amy Reusch

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:35 PM

Her bio & photo on ABT's website : Jennifer Alexander
My heart goes out to her family and friends...


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