Mary Cochran


Age: 54

versatile dancer who was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Co. from 1984 to 1996 appearing in numerous works beginning with Roses, who was chairwoman of the dance department at Barnard College from 2003 to 2013 and presided over a well-regarded program that included courses on both technique and the academic side of dance, who also initiated projects that had students working with professional choreographers, showcased student works, and otherwise connected the academic and professional dance worlds.

Cause of Death: Suspected heart attack

Born: January 13, 1963

Died: October 6, 2017

Bronx, New York