June Lane Christensen

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(June 24, 1926 - September 5, 2017)

Beloved Santa Barbara Dance Teacher Passes On.

June Lane Christensen was known to thousands of students over her 59-year teaching career in Santa Barbara. In 1954 she started teaching modern dance at Santa Barbara High School, acting as choreographer for numerous school musicals and summer programs through 'Youth Theater Productions' (YTP), inspiring future professional performers, most notably Alonzo King of Lines Ballet in San Francisco. During her last 3 years at SB High, June created an alternative 'Learning Center' for students who were dropping out of school until retiring in 1981.

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