The former soloist of the Bolshoi ballet Galina Kravchenko died on Saturday, March 10, in Brazil. She was 73 years old.
Farewell to the artist passed on the same day in the Bolshoi theatre School in Joinville, where in recent years she lived and worked, told TASS press attache of the Bolshoi theatre Katerina Novikova.
According to the source Agency, Galina Kravchenko was a soloist of the Bolshoi theatre for more than 20 years – from 1964 to 1985. Her husband was a famous dancer, soloist of the Bolshoi theatre, people’s artist of Russia Alexander Bogatyryov. He’s being acting artistic Director of the Bolshoi ballet, in 1998, initiated the creation in South America of the School of the Bolshoi theatre, which was chosen in Joinville.
«Galina Kravchenko died on Saturday from cancer. According to Brazilian rules, the farewell to her was held on the same day and was held in the Bolshoi theatre School. Buried Kravchenko will be in Joinville. It is the will of her son,» said Novikov.