Maya Plisetskaya, One Of The 20th Century's Best Ballet Dancers, Dies At 89

May 4, 2015 1:37 PM

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Maya Plisetskaya, One Of The 20th Century's Best Ballet Dancers, Dies At 89

In this photo made in March 3, 1996, 70-year-old world ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya performs "Isadora Duncan," a one-act ballet, dedicated to the great American dancer, during her only Ukraine concert at the National Ballet Theater in Kiev, Ukraine. Maya Plisetskaya, 89, widely regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of her time, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, from a heart attack in Germany, according to an announcement by famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered condolences on the death. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Famous Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya performs "The Dying Swan" from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky during a gala concert to mark her 70th birthday at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Tuesday, Nov.28, 1995. Legendary ballerina Plisetskaya celebrated her birthday on her home stage, her first time back ...

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