I’m sorry to have to say that Kip Watson, one of the forefathers of dance in Central Florida, died this morning of cancer.
Kip danced on Broadway in the original company of The Music Man and in the musical comedy All American. After leaving New York in the mid-’60s, he helped to found the School of Performing Arts and the Performing Arts Company of Florida, which later became Southern Ballet Theatre and then Orlando Ballet.
Kip is survived by his wife, dancer/teacher/choreographer Eliza Harwood-Watson. My best wishes to her and to all who loved Kip.
Kip was married to dancer