This site is dedicated to the memory of the amazing Miriam Nelson who passed away

surrounded by friends and family on August 12, 2018 at 98 years young. 

She continued to dance up til a week before her passing. She will be missed.

 

For an in-depth and great obituary, please see the New York Times article in the link below.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/obituaries/miriam-nelson-98-golden-age-dancer-and-choreographer-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miriam Nelson - a dancer and choreographer who directed and choreographed the film, television and live entertainment of our lives.

 

After a promising start on Broadway, Miriam traveled to Hollywood to dance with the stars and even - dance FOR the stars. Sometimes referred to the Marni Nixon of dance, Miriam has enjoyed a career behind some of our favorite dance memories - and only insiders really knew about it.


In her new book, "My Life Dancing With the Stars", Miriam tells many a story of working with Hollywood A-listers through the years (
Julie Andrews, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Dean Martin, and Walt Disney to name a few) as well as tales of their friendships and behind the scenes at the studios.

 

Miriam's work ranges from creating and staging night club acts for legendary stars as Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Barbara Eden, Howard Keel, (and more), to choreographing for the Academy Awards ceremony twice and the live broadcast of opening day at Disneyland Park.

 

Miriam was active in the dance community until just the week before her passing - and she could still tap with the best of them. She was 98.