Susan Cashion, Stanford Dance Division faculty member, artist and dance community leader, has died

Cashion, a specialist in Mexican, Caribbean and Latin American dance, put Stanford on the map as home to one of the first resident student Mexican folkloric dance troupes in the nation, the highly regarded Ballet Folklórico de Stanford, which she founded in 1972.

Susan V. Cashion, a Stanford University specialist in Mexican, Caribbean and Latin America dance, died unexpectedly Aug. 29. The loss of this remarkable scholar, colleague and artist, known to all affectionately as “Susie,” is felt across campus and throughout the dance community. Cashion joined the Stanford Dance Division faculty in 1972 and remained an emeritus…

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