4.27.2006

Nadia Nahumch, 98

Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck, 98, died April 23 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Blue Bell, PA. Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Academy in 1944, now The University of the Arts School of Dance, Nahumck studied with Martha Graham, Louis Horst, and at the Duncan Studio in New York. She cofounded the New Dance Group, performed with her own company, and was an early advocate of Labanotation, a form of writing dance that serves to record and preserve movement for future performance.

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