Maria Dare (1911-1997) was a dancer, choreographer and teacher of Ballet, Spanish, Flamenco, Mexican, Hulu, Character dancing. Her career spanned more than 70 years. She was most noted as owner of The Ballet House, one of the longest established studios, under same management, in Portland, Oregon. Most of all she was a kind, caring, loving, ethical person. In addition to teaching dance, she demonstrated how to add years without growing old.
Maria left behind a collection of choreography, class notes, music, photos, magazines, memorabilia dating back to the early 1900s. Some of these are shared on Zandance pages..