Corinne M. Heath, 69 of Madison, WI, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 12, 2018.
Corinne was born in St. Louis, MO on October 28, 1948, the daughter of Harlin and Mary (Campo) Heath.
Corinne graduated from Visitation Academy, St. Louis, MO in 1967. She graduated from Washington University, St. Louis with a B.A. in Sociology in 1970. She received a M.A. in Education from Edgewood College in 2002. In 1971 she married Edward Prendergast, M.D. They have a son, Eric Prendergast, born in 1985. Corinne trained and worked professionally as a jazz and modern dancer in Chicago and New York from 1971 to 1979. She joined her husband in Madison, WI in 1979 where she organized and developed Synergy!, an improvisational jazz performance company of dancers and musicians. Besides choreographing for her own dancers, she worked as a choreographer for American Players Theater and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She also developed a series of historical dances for several time periods for the American Girl Company. Corinne taught jazz dance as a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin Extension and at Edgewood High School. Later in her career she turned to computer graphics, computer art, and digital animation.
Corinne will be dearly missed by her husband Ed, son Eric, sister Sandy and nephew Jake.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Campo Heath and her father Harlin Heath.
A celebration of Corinne's life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison.
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