Biographical/historical: Bertram Ross was the principal male dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1957-1973. In 1949 he joined the company, and in 1953 first partnered her, as Oedipus in Night Journey. In 1966 he was named co-director of the company, first with Robert Cohan (later Director of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre) and with Mary Hinkson, both dancers in the company. His later career was as a choreographer, teacher and singer. Ross’ debut as a singer was in 1975. In 1984 he created a successful cabaret act with John Wallowitch, a prolific songwriter, pianist and cabaret performer. The two performed throughout the United States and London. Ross suffered for years with Parkinson’s disease but died from pneumonia on April 23, 2003.