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Gary K. Bates

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Gary K. Bates Obituary
July 20, 1940 - April 14, 2017 Gary Bates was a dynamic dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor and arts advocate who inspired many with his intelligence, courage, and service to dance. In his later years he also dedicated himself to spiritual service. A Los Angeles dance stalwart for five decades, he chaired the Scripps College Dance Department and taught at UCLA, Loyola Marymount, and Florida State University. He performed with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, Eyes Wide Open, UCLA Dance Company and SpiritDances. Gary passed away after a long illness, surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Jean Bates, brother Bill and grandnephew, John. He will be deeply missed. Center for Spiritual Living - La Crescenta will conduct a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 20th, 11:00 a.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 4 to May 7, 2017
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