Atlantic City

Marjorie Greenblatt was born in Atlantic City on October 6th, 1917 to Aliza (Waitzman) & Isadore Greenblatt. The fourth in a family of five children, Marjorie grew up in an intellectual atmosphere, influenced by her parents’ commitment to Zionism, socialism, and Jewish welfare. In 1935, after graduating from the Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, it was when Marjorie attended a Mary Wigman dance performance that she knew she wanted to be a professional dancer.┬áIn 1935, Marjorie moved to New York City on scholarship and joined the Martha Graham Dance Company.