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Maggie Kast

Full name

Maggie H. Kast

Alternative names

Maggie Nash

Presence on Earth



University of Chicago 1958


Chicago Theological Union 1987


Vermont College of Fine Arts 2001


Mount Carroll period alum

Maggie Kast was a student at Shimer College during the early Great Books period, listed in the class year of 1957.

Brief descriptionEdit

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Maggie Kast (b. 1938) is a Chicago-based dancer, choreographer and writer. She is a co-founder of Chicago's Chicago Contemporary Dance Theater, and author of the memoir The Crack Between the Worlds (2009). She received her undergraduate education in the Great Books curriculum at Shimer College and the University of Chicago, enrolling at Shimer via early entrance and graduating from the University of Chicago in 1958. After converting to Catholicism following the tragic car crash that ended her dancing career, she enrolled at the Chicago Theological Union, graduating with a Master of Theological Studies in 1987, and later also completed an MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught writing at Valparaiso University and Columbia College Chicago. (from Shimer College Wiki)





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