Miyoko Kat Obituary, Death – I am sorry that I have to be the one to break the news to you that Miyoko Kato Thomas has passed away; it is with a sad heart that I have to tell you this. Please accept my condolences. When I heard about the loss that you went through, my heart broke all over again. Please accept my condolences. Miyoko was one of the few dancers who continued to perform with the Harkness Ballet even after the company transitioned into its second incarnation in the 1970s. During this time, the Harkness Ballet went through a number of personnel changes.
This transpired during the time when the company transitioned into its second form. During that time period, most people referred to the Harkness Ballet as the Harkness Ballet II. She had begun her career as a professional dancer with the Harkness Ballet in 1965, when the company was still in its infancy, and she had remained a member of the company continuously since that time. Her first year with the Harkness Ballet was 1965, and she had been a member of the company ever since. The Harkness Ballet gave her the opportunity to train as an apprentice during her first year with the company.
Her wedding to fellow Harkness dancer Robert Thomas took place in 1971, the same year that the pair tied the knot. Robert Thomas was also a member of Harkness. Additionally a part of the Harkness dancing company, Robert Thomas was there as well. The year before, the two of them entered into a marriage ceremony and became husband and wife. They joined forces in 1978 to establish the Robert Thomas Dancecenter in the state of Iowa, and between the two of them, they went on to train more than 10,000 local dancers in the region. The Robert Thomas Dancecenter is located in the state of Iowa.
The state of Iowa is home to the Robert Thomas Dancecenter, which may be found there. This photograph of Miyoko, which was taken by John Jones and included in the souvenir program that the Harkness Ballet made for their 1968–1969 season, was featured. We would want to take this opportunity to thank them for providing us permission to share this image with you, despite the fact that we did not originally ask their permission to do so. The Harkness Foundation for Dance would like to take advantage of this opportunity.