Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories

Her parents didn't want their youngest child to leave home, so she took classes in Hollywood on Saturdays -- until she refused to come home.

Two siblings were living in San Francisco, and her parents consented to a move. Eve became quite taken with modern dance and was teaching in Palo Alto when Martha Graham came to perform. Eve auditioned for Graham, who offered her a scholarship.

In October 1936, Eve arrived in New York. Her brother took her to Hanya Holm's studio, and Holm invited Eve to audition. She "started the very next day" and was a principal performer with the Hanya Holm Dance Company from 1936 to 1942. Eve directed her own dance company from 1944 to 1968.

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