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Shirley Ubell honoring her life in our 60th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. Shirley Ubell CMDE Founding Director: March 26,1928-April 11, 2021. Images of Shirley amongst her students.

Center for Modern Dance Education is saddened to announce the passing of our Founding Director, Shirley Ubell. When she founded CMDE in 1962, Shirley’s mission was to make dance training available both to talented young people with professional aspirations and to people of all ages and abilities who danced just for the fun of it. Furthermore, she believed that people should have equal access to the arts regardless of their financial situation. We will honor Shirley at our 60th Anniversary celebration next year.


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