"Esther Moody" Kulick

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Whitefish Bay, for "Esther Moody" Kulick, former longtime resident of Mequon, who made her "last curtain call" on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at the age of 83. Friends may greet Estherís family at the funeral home on Jan. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. (prior to the funeral service). Entombment will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee following the service.

Esther was the founder and principal teacher at the "Esther Moody Ballet Studio" located for over 36 years on Harwood Avenue in Wauwatosa. She later moved her studio to Milwaukee.

Besides teaching at her studio, Esther was also a performer. For eight years she made appearances as the "Miller High Life Girl," sitting on a crescent moon at conventions, fairs and the like. She performed a series of special ballets for television on a local show called "Dance Me A Story" which appeared on WTMJ-TV during the 1950s. She also produced an exercise program on television for 25 years and also performed exercise segments on the programs of early Milwaukee favorites such as Breta Greim, Gretchen Colnik and Howard and Rosemary Gurnette.

Esther danced for the Milwaukee Ballet Company. She also organized a junior ballet company, which danced at the childrenís concerts of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Esther was the beloved wife of the late Robert Moody, the late Louis Davanzo and the late Carl Kulick. Esther is survived by two children, two grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends along with a host of former ballet students.

"Dance was Estherís life."