Dancer, teacher and choreographer Duncan
Noble, 80, died on August 5, 2002 in Winston-Salem, NC, following a
brief illness. Noble, who had a long and successful dance career in
this country, Canada and abroad, was instrumental in the
development of the West Virginia Dance Festival and served as its
honorary chairman for many years.
He was a member of the dance panel of the National
Endowment for the Arts and had served as a consultant to the West
Virginia Commission on the Arts and other state arts councils,
including Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and
Massachusetts. He also was a founding faculty member of the North
Carolina School of the Arts School of Dance.
Noble’s influence on the dance community in
West Virginia will be greatly missed.
Photograph by Michael Keller