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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:15 AM

A short obituary in the Winston-Salem Journal marks the passing of Raymond Serrano, whom Ballet Talk-ers will remember as a member of American Ballet Theatre. It is noted that he was in the original cast of Tudor's Leaves Are Fading and was also a wonderful character actor-dancer. He is survived by his wife Christine Spizzo Serrano and other family. No service is planned.

http://www.legacy.co...o&pid=144347970

#2 duffster

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:28 PM

I am very sad to hear of his passing. I knew Raymond when he was with the National Ballet of Washington. We danced together a few times in Sleeping Beauty. May he rest in peace.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

A short obituary in the Winston-Salem Journal marks the passing of Raymond Serrano, whom Ballet Talk-ers will remember as a member of American Ballet Theatre. It is noted that he was in the original cast of Tudor's Leaves Are Fading and was also a wonderful character actor-dancer. He is survived by his wife Christine Spizzo Serrano and other family. No service is planned.

http://www.legacy.co...o&pid=144347970


This is sad news. 60 is far too young to pass. I remember him well at ABT during the 1970s. Seeminly shy and reserved, he was in nearly every ballet that required character or demi character dancing. I believe after his retirement from dancing he became the company masseur. He was one of the faces of ABT and will be missed.

#4 Alexandra

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

I also have very fine memories of Raymond Serrano as a dancer. He was definitely a company stalwart, a very gracious, thoughtful dancer. He was one of those people whom you always found on stage, not because he drew attention to himself, but because his quiet, commanding presence drew your eye.

My deepest sympathies to his family. Christine Spizzo was also one of my favorite ABT dancers. I still miss her feet in the "Swan Lake" pas de trois.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:03 PM

Oh I too am very saddened by this news. I well remember him at ABT, and afterwards when he was the company's masseur. He was always so thoughtful to everyone during his dance career, I was glad he would continue to help the dancers afterwards. And Christine Spizzo was/is still my favorite Amour in Don Q. My sympathies to all his friends and family.

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:14 AM

The funeral home has a photograph and some biographical data on line.

http://www.hayworth-miller.com/

#7 Gina Ness

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:10 PM

Hello...Mme. Hermine, I wasn't seeing his obituary in your link for some reason. My brother Tony sent me this one...

http://www.hayworth-...iew.php?id=2471

#8 Helene

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:27 PM

From pmeja's link, you have to choose Raymond Serrano from the list on the left.


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