Ethel Winter in Martha Graham's Seraphic Dialogue
(Photo by Noyes)
Ethel Winter, former dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Juilliard teacher, passed away on March 10th. Born June 18, 1924 in Wrentham, Massachusetts, Ethel Winter earned a BA and MA from Bennington College under the direction of Martha Hill, who was her first contemporary dance teacher and lifelong mentor. Ms. Winter was a soloist with the Sophie Maslow Company, appeared in summerstock, TV, Broadway productions, and directed and choreographed for her own company. She guest taught in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and was a founder of the London School of Contemporary Dance in Britain and the Batsheva School in Israel. Ms. Winter was a permanent faculty member of The Martha Graham School from 1946 to 2006, and at The Juilliard School from 1953 to 2003.
The New York Times obituary, March 17, 2012