HB notes with sadness the passing of June Eve Story, a long-time member of our movement faculty, teaching classes in ballet and jazz dance. Her spirited teaching brightened many lives.
June was a musical performer, dancer and choreographer. She studied ballet with Yurek Lazowsky, Madame Swaboda, Anton Vilsak, Alfredo Corvino, Anthony Tudor, William Griffith, and Finis Jhung; studied jazz with Matt Mattox. On Broadway she appeared in MAGGIE FLYNN, I HAD A BALL and FOXY. She was in the National Tour of CARNIVAL and appeared Off-Broadway in THE FAMILY and in stock and dinner theatre in NORMAN IS THAT YOU?, PAJAMA GAME, DESTRY, ON THE TOWN, LI’L ABNER, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, GUYS AND DOLLS, and PAINT YOUR WAGON. Off-Off Broadway credits include TOM JONES, MISS JULIE, ARBUCKLE’S RAPE, SUMMER OF 17TH DOLL, and MOONBRIDGE. She appeared in the films A CHORUS LINE, THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’S, and THE DAYDREAMER, and made television appearances on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW and the Shirley MacLaine special. Her choreography credits include ARBUCKLE’S RAPE and MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT. She danced with the Philadelphia Ballet Guild, Philadelphia Opera Ballet and Ballet Trianon.
A memorial is planned for the fall. Details will be announced. Our condolences to June’s family.