Choreographer Carol Bartlett, Peabody Dance artistic director, passed away at her home on Dec. 15 while in hospice care. Born in England, she studied there and in Switzerland before moving to California, where she taught and founded her own company. Since 1988, she was the backbone and inspirational leader of the Peabody Preparatory’s Dance Department, planning, teaching, and serving as chief choreographer for its productions. Services are private. A public celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 pm in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.