Dancer who is known for her innovations in ballet, including the use of slippers rather than shoes and calf-length ballet skirts.
She was given lessons by famed French ballerina Francoise Prevost at age 10.
She was the first woman to execute the entrechat-quatre move in ballet.
Her brother Jean-Baptiste was a renowned composer and violinist.
She and Maria Tallchief are both world-famous ballerinas.