An appreciation of Ivan Nagy by David Lee Simmons in The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
After his surprise retirement from dancing in 1978, Mr. Nagy went on to direct several ballets — including one with a New Orleans connection. He served as an artistic director in a unique collaborative arrangement between the New Orleans and Cincinnati ballet organizations in the 1980s, and while the partnership didn’t last very long, Nagy’s connection to the Crescent City remained to the very end.
He had spent the last year as an artist advisor for the Hungarian State Opera House Ballet. He was working on a new production of "La Syphide" to open May 25.