Maya Plisetskaya, Russia's ballet legend, dies aged 89
May 3 , 2015
Maya Plisetskaya, the Russian ballet legend, has died aged 89. She reportedly suffered a heart attack and died in Germany.
She joined the famous Bolshoi Theater in 1943, and enthralled audiences with her performances all over the world. She became the theater’s prima ballerina in 1960.
In 1991 she moved to Munich, Germany, with her husband Rodion Shchedrin.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has expressed his "deep condolences" to Plisetskaya’s loved ones.