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Josephine and Hermene Schwarz

 
 
Josephine and Hermene Schwarz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Baker
1. Josephine and Hermene Schwarz Marker
Inscription.  Dayton natives Hermene (1902-1986) and Josephine Schwarz (1908-2004) were pioneers of dance who founded one of the first regional ballet companies in the country. In 1927, the opened the Schwarz School of Dance, which eventually became the Dayton Ballet in 1978. Josephine's choreography blended classical ballet traditions with contemporary dance, creating a fusion of styles that through her students and other companies shaped the development of dance in the United States. The sisters are credited with introducing organized dance to African-American and underserved children in the Dayton area. As part of the sister's legacy, Josephine created a fund at the Dayton Foundation in memory of Hermene to support Dayton arts and artists.
 
Erected 2016 by none. (Marker Number 24-57.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 39° 45.739′ N, 84° 11.544′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of East First and North Main, on the
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Photographed By Michael Baker
2. Josephine and Hermene Schwarz Marker
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right when traveling east on East First. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Biltmore (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Patricia L. Easterling House (about 400 feet away); Steele High School (about 500 feet away); The Newcom Tavern (about 500 feet away); Original Site Of The Newcom Tavern (about 500 feet away); Miami Conservancy District (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Josephine and Hermene Schwarz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, June 2, 2022
3. Josephine and Hermene Schwarz Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 5, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 26, 2022