Peabody Dance alumna and former teacher Helene Breazeale was presented with the Living Legacy Award by the Maryland Dance Education Association (MDEA) at its annual conference at Towson University hosted by the TU Dance Department. Breazeale attended the Preparatory for dance from 1947 to 1955 and served on the dance faculty in 1963. She founded the TU dance program and established the Dance Company in 1972. After 18 years with the Dance Department, she became associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and then the executive director of the World Music Congresses producing the World Cello Congress II in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1997; the 2000 World Cello Congress III at TU and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; and the first World Guitar Congress in 2004.
Congratulations Helene. This is Deborah Hawkins, your accompanist from decades ago. I always enjoyed working at the Towson State University Dance Department. I moved back to California and have lived there till now. I still have have the lovely little tray you gave me when you returned from a trip to Italy. Lucky for me I have been to Italy a few times since I received your gift. With Respect and admiration,
Deborah Davis Hawkins