Agnes De Mille
Few people have contributed to dance as much as teacher and
choreographer Martha Graham. She created modern, the most demanding
She was born May 11, 1893, in Pittsburgh.
She began studying dance at Denishawn, a dance company founded by Ruth St.
Denis and Ted Shawn. Her first debut was a ballet based on Aztec theme. It
provided a great success in concert performances. In 1923 Graham left
Denishawn and became a featured dancer in Greenwich Village Follies. Her New
York City debut as an independent dancer was in 1926. Among the works of her
program the next year `revoltí, the first dance protest and social comment
in the United States. This woman was not only a famous choreographer, but
she was a role model to any future dancers.