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KEATING, Anne Cogswell Formerly of Hingham, Massachusetts, joined her husband Roger Keating, daughter Laura Keating, and brother, Tony Cogswell, in Heaven on September 13th after passing at age 77 at her home in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Anne, affectionately known as Nan, was born on February 12, 1941 in Flushing, New York to Bickford and Anne Cogswell. She attended the well-known High School for Performing Arts in New York City excelling in classical ballet. She further trained with the School of American Ballet and went on to tour the world as a ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre.

When she left the stage, Nan continued ballet behind the scenes, training thousands of students over the years at her landmark school in Hingham, the Children's Ballet Workshop. Nan's teaching was so well-regarded, Boston Ballet opted to purchase the school and Nan became Principal of their South Shore School. Nan went on to teach at many other places, both full-time and as a guest. - her work landing her in the Dance Magazine "Great American Teachers" series.

Nan leaves behind her children: Christopher Keating and wife Cathy, Elizabeth Keating Doten, Jen Keating McGuiggin and husband Dan, her brother, Paul Cogswell and his wife Kate. She also leaves dear friend Patricia Loring and close sister-in-law Pamela Keating. She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Connor Doten, Morgan Keating, Alexandra Doten, Clara McGuiggin, Ryan Keating, Lila McGuiggin, Jane McGuiggin, Christopher McGuiggin, Josh Katz, and Emma Katz and of course her dog Bix. Nan's talent, imagination, fierceness, humor, and passion will be missed by all.

A Memorial Service is to be held at 10 am, Friday, October 5, 2018 at Saint John the Evangelist at 172 Main Street in Hingham, MA. A reception at the Hatherly Country Club at 663 Hatherly Rd in Scituate, MA is to follow. A private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be sent to the Laura Keating Memorial Outdoor Classroom at https://www.gofundme.com/

Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 20, 2018
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