He became a principal soloist with the Metropolitan Opera in 1964 making his debut with the company in Jules Massenet's Manon on November 18 1964. Ivan Allen died on May 7 2012.
He appeared with the company 288 times over the next 14 years making his last appearance on January 12 1978 in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Ivan Allen died on May 7 2012. Ivan Allen (June 29 1930 – May 7 2012) was an American ballet dancer who was active as a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre during the 1950s and early 1960s.