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Eva M. Anderson, Baltimore dance pioneer, dies

Eva M. Anderson, Baltimore dance pioneer, dies

Eva M. Anderson, the founder of the Baltimore Dance Theatre and a pioneer who taught complex cultural choreography to hundreds of students while always emphasizing its historic origins, died Oct. 7 of heart failure at her home in Columbia.

She was 84.

The granddaughter of a slave, Mrs. Anderson incorporated African cultural themes in both her beautiful, brightly colored homemade clothes and her dance choreography, friends and family said.

In more than three decades as an instructor in Baltimore and Columbia, she showcased her students’ abilities at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Howard County Community College and other venues nationally and internationally.

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