Choreographer, dancer and teacher Aileen Passloff died on Tuesday, November 3, at age 89 after a five-year fight with cancer. Arthur Aviles and Charlotte Hendrickson, dancers and close friends of Passloff's, were present when she passed away.
In a 2019 article for The New York Times, Gia Kourlas called Passloff's long career "a mighty one that has spanned ballet, modern dance and postmodern dance." Passloff was a member of Judson Dance Theater and a professor of dance at Bard College for over 40 years.
Aileen Passloff. Photo by Bob Vergara, Courtesy Audrey Ross/Publicity