David Parker and Aileen Passloff speaking after a show at the 92nd Street Y in 2018. Liz Schneider-Cohen, Courtesy Audrey Ross/Publicity

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.

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