Ruth St. Denis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 20, 1879

Death Date

Jul 21, 1968

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Jul 21, 1968



The dancer Ruth St. died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dance; pioneered modern dance, bringing eastern ideas to the art. She taught many notables, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Lillian Powell, Evan-Burrows Fontaine, and Charles Weidman.

Her parents were living in Newark, New Jersey, on a small farm when she was born; her mother was her first and possibly strictest dance teacher, training her in the techniques of François Delsarte.



“We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.” (Ruth St. Denis)


“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” (Ruth St. Denis)


“Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe.” (Ruth St. Denis)


“But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe.” (Ruth St. Denis)


“You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma, which is Allah, which is God.” (Ruth St. Denis)