On May 18, Helene Breazeale of Baltimore at 83. Performer, choreographer, teacher, historian, author, proud mother, grandmother and Baltimorean, she did it all. She is survived by sister Maxine Caplan; son Greg Breazeale; daughter-in-law Jamie Breazeale and grandsons Brandon and Andrew Breazeale. She earned a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in dance performance and Choreography from The Juilliard School in New York, a Master of Arts in dance education from Columbia University in New York and a doctorate in dance education from The Union Institute and University in Ohio. She had a 19-year professional performing career. Her more than 50-year teaching career included such institutions as The Juilliard School, Queens College, Peabody Institute, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University. She is the choreographer of over 20 major works. As a professor emerita at Towson University, she continued to make generous contributions to the arts as a consultant, a governing member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and, until recently, vice president for special services and events for the Baltimore Symphony Associates.

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