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Mary Moore Easter ’62

PROFESSION

Dancer, choreographer; founder and head of the dance program at Carleton College

MOST INFLUENTIAL SLC FACULTY

Music faculty members Stanley Locke and Harold Aks, and her don, Harold Weiner (literature)

“A week before my senior piano recital, Harold gave a party, and I played my entire program in front of his friends at his apartment in New York City. He did that just to help me get the nerves out before my recital.”

FIRST GIFT TO SLC

$10 to the Fund for Sarah Lawrence in 1981

MOST RECENT GIFT

$500 to the Minnesota Scholarship Fund

ALSO SUPPORTS

Local artistic venues like the Walker Art Center, Southern Theatre, and the Loft Literary Center—plus public radio and television. She’s a former board member of the Minnesota Dance Alliance.

MOST RECENT BOOK READ

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Human Stain by Philip Roth

STATEMENT

“I was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia, in the segregated South. I was out of school before the Supreme Court decided to even begin taking on the issue of segregation. At Sarah Lawrence, I felt like everything was possible. Academically. Artistically. Personally. I left the country for the first time on a Sarah Lawrence field trip to Puerto Rico with a sociology class. Then I spent my junior year in France. I was the first person in my family to go abroad. Sarah Lawrence opened up a new world for me.”

Easter portrait

Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein ’88