Martha Graham, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Martha Graham

American dancer and choreographer

Date of Birth: 11-May-1894

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 01-Apr-1991

Profession: artist, ballet dancer, ballet master, costume designer, choreographer, music pedagogue

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Martha Graham

  • Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer.
  • Her style, the Graham technique, reshaped American dance and is still taught worldwide.She danced and taught for over seventy years.
  • Graham was the first dancer to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the US: the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.
  • In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan's Imperial Order of the Precious Crown.
  • She said, in the 1994 documentary The Dancer Revealed, "I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer.
  • It's permitting life to use you in a very intense way.
  • Sometimes it is not pleasant.
  • Sometimes it is fearful.
  • But nevertheless it is inevitable."

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