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May 1: Today in Dance

Born Today: May O’Donnell

Modern dancer May O’Donnell (1906–2004) began her studies at age 17 with Estelle Reed (1904–1996) and Michio Ito (1892–1961) in California before relocating to New York City and joining Martha Graham (1894–1991) from 1932–1938 and as a guest from 1944 to 1952. In between, she returned to California and danced with Gertrude Shurr (?-1992) and José Limón (1908–1972). O’Donnell created roles in some of…

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Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

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Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.