Carolyn Durand Brooks, a former Hanya Holm Dance Company member, met her husband, Marshall Brooks, when he was working as a set designer for Holm’s company in New York City in the late 1930s. Durand Brooks left the company soon after marrying, but she and Holm kept in close contact. 

Marshall Brooks and Hanya Holm

Hanya Holm and Marshall Brooks in the Brooks' backyard, between 1960-1965

Holm visited the Brooks often during the summers that Holm directed the summer dance program at Colorado College, as the Brooks moved to Colorado after World War II. Durand Brooks noted that “Marshall and I kept in close touch with Hanya and the three of us became great friends, actually more like family."

Carolyn Durand Brooks

Carolyn Durand Brooks, an early Holm company member and close family friend, circa 1939