Margie Belrose, legend of Marin theater arts, dies at 92


SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Margie Belrose, a legend in the Marin theater arts community, has died, her family announced in a Facebook post.

The founder of the Belrose Theater and School of Dance and Performing Arts Center was 92.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Margie Belrose,” the post read.

Belrose died at home of natural causes, according to an obituary written by her children and posted on

“Miss Margie”, as she was affectionately known, taught over 6,000 students tap, ballet, jazz and drama.

“As it would,” her children wrote, “it turns out it wasn’t just the dancing that Margie would end up teaching, rather it was the life lessons she instilled in her students.

“Dreaming, taking risks, daring to become everything you inspire, believing in yourself, trusting yourself, learning to encourage yourself and as the sign hung above the theater doors says, listen to the music and dance to life.'”

A celebration of his life will be held at the Belrose (1415 5th Ave., in San Rafael) on October 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. with a program at 4 p.m.

Donations can be made in Belrose’s honor by contributing to a GoFundMe that will support the Belrose Theater Performing Arts Center nonprofit she loved.

To contribute, go here.


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