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Suzanne Farrell (born 08/16/45) is an eminent ballerina (often referred to as the greatest American lyric ballerina) and the founder of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was born Roberta Sue Ficker in Cincinnati and received her early training at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In 1960 she was selected to study at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet with a Ford Foundation scholarship in 1960 and joined the New York City Ballet in 1961.
Suzanne Farrell costumed for "Diamonds"--used to watch her on 'Sesame Street' and thought she was so beautiful.