Barbara Weisberger, Founder Of Pennsylvania Ballet, Dead At 94

At age 8, she became George Balanchine’s first student at his School of American Ballet. Later, in Philadelphia in 1961, with a couple of graduates of SAB and a Ford Foundation grant, she founded the Pennsylvania Ballet, the first company in what became the regional dance boom of the 1960s and ’70s. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer