Boris, Ruthanna

Boris, Ruthanna
▪ 2008

      American dancer and choreographer

born March 17, 1918 , Brooklyn, N.Y.

died Jan. 5, 2007, El Cerrito, Calif.
was the first American ballerina to win a starring position in the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she danced (1943–50) a variety of roles in ballets ranging from Swan Lake to Frankie and Johnny and excelled in comic parts. Boris made her solo debut in 1935 with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, dancing in Carmen, and was prima ballerina in that company in 1937–42. Of the 17 dances she choreographed, Cirque de deux (1947) and Cakewalk (1951) were the best known.

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