Rita was born in Chicago on September 20, 1913, and passed away close to sunrise on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the age of 103. Her son, John Andelin and daughter-in-law Virginia “Ginger” Geoffrey were by her side.
In 1984, Rita moved from California to Arlington, VA to be closer to her son and his family. She rarely missed one of our performances. Through the years she advocated for equal access to education and supported the arts. In honor of her passing we will remember Rita as the dancers take the stage for their final 21st season performance on June 23 & 24 at Signature Theatre – ARK.