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Katherine Alexander

Katherine Suzanne Alexander

Monday, January 17th, 1949 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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ALEXANDER, Katherine (Suzanne Walker) passed away August 17, 2020 at the age of 71.

She was a graduate of Oakwood High School, attended Butler University, and was trained in dance initially but Josephine and Hermene Schwarz.

She was preceded in life by her parents, Fred and Charlene (Woody) Walker. Survived by her husband Dr. Harry Alexander, son Dr. James Alexander and wife Kirsten; Grandchildren Cooper, Cecelia and Scarlet; cousins Richard Shank, Janice and Bob Tedell and Scott Williamson.

She was an associate professor of dance at Wright State University from 1982 to 2001. Prior to 1982, she was a professional dancer, singer, and actress living in New York City for 13 years; performing in several shows, both on & off-Broadway - with many touring companies, night clubs and various productions. She was a member of the Actors Equality Association and The American Federation of television and radio artists. She performed with many artists including Katherine Hepburn, Liza Minnelli, Ginger Rogers, and Mikahil Baryshnikov. She was a dancer to world renowned choreographers Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Donald Saddler, and Ron Field - to name a few.
She began her teaching and choreographic career at The High School of the Performing Arts, in Manhattan. She choreographed for Wright State University's dance concerts and musicals, and previously for The Dayton Ballet. She was presented the Virginia Sebastian Choreographic Award in 1989.


The following link is a Wright State University - Retiree Association Oral History Project. Katherine was interviewed May 05, 2017 by Abe Bassett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Theatre Arts.
https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/archives_retirees/30/
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home
    Address
    1632 Wayne Ave
    DAYTON, OH 45410
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home
    Address
    1632 Wayne Ave
    DAYTON, OH 45410
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  • Interment

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Ferncliff Cemetery
    Address
    501 West McCreight Avenue
    SPRINGFIELD, OH 45504
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Erin and Scott Robbins

Posted at 09:44pm
Celebrating a wonderful teacher, artist, mentor and friend. Suzanne was truly one of a kind. Lots of love to you Harry.

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Shayna, LeeAnne, Pam & Sheila

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"Katherine Alexander" will remain in our hearts forever.

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Jan, Bob, Scott, Megan, Chris, Bill

Posted at 11:19am
We mourn the loss of our dear cousin Kathy. Sending deepest sympathy from Iowa, Missouri, Seattle and Florida to Harry, her husband and rock .

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Al Henness

Posted at 03:25am
I am deeply saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing and I would like to express my sincerest condolences to Kathy’s family for their loss. Kathy was a shining light in our Oakwood High School class of 1967. May God Bless all. --- Al Henness
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Heather Douglas

Posted at 12:58pm
How to say THANK You to one of the most inspiring, influential ladies in my life?...... I think all of the lucky students of Suzanne will completely agree that she gave tough love , but also such wisdom, versatility, savvy, and passion to us as well. Once you earned her respect, she mentored like no other ! I wanted to BE her! (since I am 5' 10", this was slightly impossible, but boy I tried!) I do not know how Suzanne was psychic in the knowledge that I would have a Broadway & West End career? That I would go on to choreograph and direct internationally? That so many things I have done in my life, have echoed hers? She is with me in every creative thing I do. I tell ALL my cast members things she has told me: give them a style of performing I know she helped me cultivate in myself. I her her voice come out of me and I smile! Suzanne knew I could do it. She knew I had the "psychological ability" to be in this Business we call Show. I will never stop being grateful for having her in my life. I will never let her words and teachings disappear. Like so many of her students and loved ones, Suzanne's amazing passion and spirit will live on forever! My love and support to her family today. Although there is an ocean between us, I am with you in spirit....
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