Famous Bolshoi ballerina Maximova dies at 70

Ekaterina Maximova handing me first prize at the International Ballet Competition in Rome

She was always my idol. When l was at the Bolshoi Ballet school people told me that I looked like her and that would make me the happiest person in the world. I remember coming back after long day at school and watching videos with her as Kitri, Anuta, Aurore... it was so inspiring.

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