Decades Full of Dance, Just for the Joy of It
By Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 2, 2006; Page C12
For years, the poster on the dressing room wall of Elisabeth Graetzer's ballet school reminded students of what Graetzer knew in every sinew of her lithe body: "To live is to dance, to dance is to live."
Graetzer -- elegant, exacting and energetic -- danced through most of her life. From the time she was a young girl learning to face the barre to the founding of her Falls Church ballet school, Graetzer reveled in movement.