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#16 dirac


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

Tulsa Ballet announces the death of the troupe's co-founder, Edna Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski.

The Jasinskis toured with Ballet Russe in South America and Europe, returning to America in 1947 with no job and no plans. To fill the employment gap, Larkin danced four full performances a day as Prima Ballerina at Radio City Music Hall and was one of the first dancers to perform regularly on television, doing so for six months on the weekly Fay Emerson show.

She and her husband later retired to Oklahoma to raise their son and join her mother's thriving ballet school in Tulsa. Just two years later, they and pianist Rosalie Talbot incorporated Tulsa Ballet Arts, which would ultimately become today's fully professional, internationally-acclaimed, Tulsa Ballet.

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