By: Ivan Dwyer
Jose Limons Life History
- Jose Limon was born on January 12, 1908.
- The Mexican Revolution caused the Limon family to move from Mexico to California.
- Jose Limon went to Los Angeles Lincoln High School and went to the University of California Los Angeles to study art.
- Limon performed with the Humphrey Weidman Company and also performed in the Broadway performances Americana and As Thousands Cheer.
- Limon became part of the US army on March 1943.
- Limon began to work with Juilliard School in New York where he teached for the rest of his life until retiring.
- Jose Limon died on December 2, 1972
Modern dance was created by ballet dancers who felt they were trapped in a box when dancing so they (one is Jose Limon) created a new type of dance, that people began to call, modern.