Marilee left Sunny Hills High School after her sophomore year to study ballet and dance in New York City. Eventually she became a prima ballerina with George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet.
Years later she became a painter and her work has attracted international acclaim.
Marilee lives with her husband and family in the Pacific Northwest and continues as a ballet teacher and artist.
One of Marilee's most gifted and successful ballet students has been the celebrated Miss Ariana Lallone.
This photo is circa 2006.
I think we all remember Marilee affectionately as a lovely, unique young lady.