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Magda Saleh, Egypt’s first prima ballerina, passed away early Sunday morning on 11 June in Cairo. Saleh started ballet from a young age and led a successful career as a dancer and patron of the arts, receiving many opportunities and honors over the decades. She remained active and involved in the Egyptian art scene throughout her life both locally and abroad, continuously supporting Egyptian artists. Ballet had always been a part of Saleh’s life. In 1963, she was one of…