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Walter Raines; Director of Harlem Dance Theater School

Walter Raines, 54, artistic director of the School for Dance Theater of Harlem. A native of Pennsylvania, Raines studied dance at Pittsburgh Playhouse School of Theatre & Dance, Carnegie-Mellon University and the School of American Ballet. He danced with the Pennsylvania and Stuttgart ballets, and became a charter member of the Harlem troupe in 1969. He later switched to teaching at City University of New York, and served as chairman of the ballet department of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Raines became co-director of the Harlem school in 1989 and sole director a year later. On Sunday in New York of AIDS.


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