Although I never saw her dance, I remember, as a child, hearing the name "Hightower" and imagining her dancing in a ballet based on Rapunzel.
Thanks, pmeja, for the YouTube clips. Watching the young Hightower dancing on what appears to be an esplanade in Monte Carlo -- and then seeing her in profile as she rides, wind sweeping through her hair, in a motor boat -- and then again,, much later in her life, working with Elizabeth Platel on Sleeping Beauty
: it's marvellous. These clips help me understand leonid's youthful impression: that she
projected a kind of goodness that created something special about and around her.
So much of her career was in France. I'm looking forward to hearing from some of our French members and those who saw her (or knew her) from there.