Pioneer of dance for individuals with disabilities dies

01/25/2011 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Anne Riordan, who pioneered techniques for teaching dance to students with mental and physical disabilities, died Saturday at age 76. A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis curtailed Riordan's own dancing career in her 20s, after which she received a master's degree in special education and began teaching dance and adaptive physical education. Riordan also founded two dance companies for individuals with disabilities, including one for those using wheelchairs.

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