Tulsa Ballet plans memorial tribute to co-founder Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski

May 24, 2012 in General News


TULSA, OKLA. – MAY 24, 2012 – On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Tulsa Ballet will host a memorial tribute to honor and celebrate the life of Co-Founder Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Chapman Music Hall at 7:00 p.m. In 1956 Miss Larkin with husband Roman Jasinski and musician Rosalie Talbott founded Tulsa Ballet. A former ballerina with Ballets Russes and award-winning ballet teacher, Miss Larkin passed away on April 25, 2012.

“Miss Larkin was one of those individuals whose life accomplishments, legacy and impact on the region are bigger than life itself,” Artistic Director Marcello Angelini said. “Tulsa Ballet wants to celebrate her life, the life of the person who gave birth to this company and nurtured it till adulthood, with a memorial gala as spectacular as her life was. If you knew her, expect to remember your friend. If you didn’t, expect to learn about this unique individual who, with her love of the art form, devotion to her birthplace, artistic vision and sheer determination, made Tulsa and the entire state of Oklahoma a better place for us and our children.”

Tulsa Ballet’s memorial tribute to Miss Larkin will feature dancing by company artists, video footage of Miss Larkin and a narrative of her life. Admission is free to the public. Information about reserving tickets will be released after August 1st.