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Tribute to a dancer |  Remembering Marywilde Nelson

Editor's Note: In 2005, I remember meeting Marywilde Nelson in a funky dance studio called Belltown Ballet. Marywilde encouraged me to train at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). In all of my years of training, in studios: Boston, Denver,  New York City and, of course, in Seattle, I have never met anyone who was so in love with the beauty, practice, and artistic expression of ballet. And this is the way I will always remember her.  No matter what faith you are, or if you have any faith at all, say a prayer for her.  If there is a heaven, and I don’t know for sure if there is, but of one thing I am certain: Marywilde Nelson is dancing forever.

After a long and valiant battle with cancer, Marywilde Nelson died on Friday afternoon, May 26 2017.

 

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