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July 18, 2018

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June 14, 2018
Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4
July 9, 2017
Toni was our connection to New York. We were theater students at SMU in the mid-sixties. There was no Entertainment Tonight, no internet, no YouTube ... there was Toni. It seemed she went to Broadway constantly. She would bring back her passionate reaction to the plays and musicals she'd seen. Because of her we knew who the greats were. And we knew what to see when we went to visit. Jerome Robbins "Fiddler," Jack Cole "Man of La Mancha" - on and on and on. We knew about Martha, Luigi, Matt, Fosse, Isadora, Gower. She'd seen everything and she passed it on to us. Like a great teacher. She gave us a sense of our history and something to live up to. I graduated, moved to New York, and went to work for the New York Shakespeare Festival. I was the new kid on the block, but I wasn't an uneducated one. It made a huge difference in my career. I knew what I was a part of and Toni opened that door for me.
July 6, 2017
Toni was my first dance teacher. She was amazing! I've continued to follow her career over the years and I've been inspired by how she continued to re-invent herself, always with the common theme of movement. I'll never forget the first performance I saw of her students in 1963. I could barely sit still in my chair from my excitement at seeing those dancers. Right then and there, I committed to becoming a dancer. I studied with her at her studio and at SMU, and eventually became a dancer. I also worked on Broadway. I also found my way into choreography. I eventually married the director of some shows that I choreographed. I owe everything in my professional and personal life to Toni. She will always be with me. My condolences to Toni's family. Toni, we all love you very much! Forever!
July 6, 2017
My condolences to Toni's family and all those who will love and miss her. In Dallas in the early 1960's I met Toni when she taught a small drama class after her summer dance classes in Preston Village. There were 4 or 5 of us in our early teens and she assigned us scenes from Tennessee Williams and other great authors introducing us to the big ideas and deep emotions. Then later at SMU, I studied with her as part of the acting curriculum where she opened us up through physical improvisation and characterization. Her standards were always so high but she captured our passions and gave us a safe place to grow and fail. Still later, I was involved in the spa world and I would smile to think of her at the Greenhouse and recall her after a long day of teaching winding her long, beautiful hair swiftly up in a bun and getting to the point, the essence, the spirit of the expression at hand. She will always be, for me, inspiration personified.