The Center of Khmer Studies (CKS) announces with deep regret the recent passing of Nancy Norman Lassalle, a generous donor to the CKS library.
For many years, Nancy Norman Lassalle generously donated to the CKS Library, for which she cared deeply. Her funding came at a crucial time in the library’s development, as it expanded and grew. A friend of Georges Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, she was also a passionate advocate for classical ballet, its dancers, and its students. She was not only a Board member and a generous contributor to the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet in New York, but also helped to frame the cultural programs offered to its students. She loved culture in its many forms and was one of the last grand dames of New York. She is much missed.