Drusilla Gaye Sturges, Broadway Dancer and Teacher, Dead at 55

Obituaries   Drusilla Gaye Sturges, Broadway Dancer and Teacher, Dead at 55
Drusilla Gaye Sturges, an actress and dancer who appeared on Broadway and taught in New York state, died at home in Chappaqua, New York, July 9.

Using the name Dru Alexandrine, she appeared in revivals of The Pajama Game (1973) and My Fair Lady (1976) and in Evita and Onward Victoria (1980).

Ms. Sturges was born in Manchester, England, April 23, 1950, and she came to the United States with The Royal Ballet in 1970. She performed in "Disney on Parade," the "Bell Telephone Hour" and "The Voice of Firestone," according to a family announcement.

She taught as a dance instructor at The International Dance School at Carnegie Hall in New York City, as adjunct professor of ballet at the State University of New York at New Paltz, as head of dance studies at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, director and choreographer at Mozartina Music Conservatory in Tarrytown, and dance instructor and choreographer at both the Coupe Dance Studio in Nanuet and the Tappan Zee Dance Group in Tarrytown. She later had a successful real estate career with Julia B. Fee and Randolph Properties in Chappaqua.

She was a longtime member of Actors' Equity and the Royal Academy of Dancing. She is survived by her husband, John Sturges; sons, Michael Ross, Charles and Max Sturges, and in England, her parents, Michael and Roona Seed of St. Mary's Platt, Kent, and her brother, Nigel Seed of Flansham, West Sussex.

The family requests that donations in her memory be directed to the Tappan Zee Dance Group, Carnegie Hall, Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation or the School of the American Ballet.

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