Miriam Cole

Miriam (Mimi) Cole

Miriam (Mimi) Cole, 86, died on December 6, 2012 in Arlington, Va. She spent most of her life in New Jersey. A frequent visitor to Williamstown, she maintained a home there from 1990 to 2000. Cole danced with the Martha Graham Company from 1951 to 1963, touring extensively and appearing in some of Graham's best-known dances and films, including Appalachian Spring and A Dancer's World.

Married in 1948 to attorney Murray Cole, she taught at the Graham school for almost 20 years. Mother of Jon, Peter and the late Matt Cole, she also served on the advisory board at the Center for Modern Dance Education, to which donations may be made: www.cmde.org.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 23, 2012