McGehee, Helen 1921-
McGEHEE, Helen 1921-
PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1921, in Lynchburg, VA. Education: Randolph-Macon Women's College, graduated 1942.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Editions Heraclita, 2907 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503.
CAREER: Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, NY, began as dancer, c. 1942, became lead dancer, 1954; Helen McGehee and Dancers, founder. Guest dancer with many companies, including those of Robert Cohan, Erick Hawkins, Mary Hinkson, Pearl Lang, Bertram Ross, Paul Taylor, and Yuriko. Teacher of dance at Martha Graham School, Juilliard School, and Connecticut College; guest lecturer at educational institutions, including Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Iowa, Syracuse University, and Centre Americain, Paris, France. Choreographer and solo performer; also costume designer.
To Be a Dancer, edited by Alfonso Umaña, Editions Heraclita (Lynchburg, VA), 1989.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
International Dictionary of Modern Dance, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998.
Taylor, Paul, Private Domain, Random House (New York, NY), 1987.
Umaña, Alfonso, Helen McGehee: Dancer, Editions Heraclita (Lynchburg, VA), 1974.*