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Bennington College is a private, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Bennington, Vermont.wikipedia
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Bessie Schonberg

The program gained attendance by José Limón, Bessie Schonberg, Merce Cunningham, and Betty Ford.
She was at the center of contemporary modern dance from her beginning at Bennington College up until her death in 1997.

Mariko Silver

Dr. Mariko Silver currently serves as the tenth president of Bennington College in Bennington VT. She took office in July 2013 as the successor to Elizabeth Coleman.

Alan Arkin

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Among the men who attended was the actor Alan Arkin.
He also attended Bennington College.

Amy Hempel

Core faculty has included fiction writers David Gates, Amy Hempel, Jill McCorkle, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz; nonfiction writers Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Phillip Lopate, Tom Bissell, and George Scialabba; and poets April Bernard, Major Jackson, Timothy Liu, Amy Gerstler, Mark Wunderlich, and Ed Ochester.
She teaches creative writing at Bennington College and University of Florida.

Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage ('91)
Dinklage studied acting at Bennington College, starring in a number of amateur stage productions.

Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth Coleman (born 1937) was the ninth president of Bennington College from 1987 to 2013.

Phillip Lopate

Core faculty has included fiction writers David Gates, Amy Hempel, Jill McCorkle, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz; nonfiction writers Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Phillip Lopate, Tom Bissell, and George Scialabba; and poets April Bernard, Major Jackson, Timothy Liu, Amy Gerstler, Mark Wunderlich, and Ed Ochester.
He has taught creative writing and literature to undergraduate and graduate students at several institutions, including Bennington College, Fordham University, Cooper Union, the University of Houston, New York University (NYU), Columbia University School of the Arts, and The New School.

Tim Daly

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Tim Daly ('79)
Daly began his professional career while a student at Vermont's Bennington College, where he studied Theatre and Literature, in which he now holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, and acted in summer stock.

Martha Hill

In 1934 the Bennington School of Dance summer program was founded by Martha Hill.
In 1932, Hill was hired by the brand new Bennington College in Bennington, VT, as Chairman of the Dance Department.

Holland Taylor

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Holland Taylor ('64)
She majored in drama at Bennington College graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress.

Anthony Wilson (musician)

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Anthony Wilson ('90)
Born in Los Angeles on May 9, 1968, Wilson received his degree in music composition from Bennington College.

Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan ('76)
Pollan received a B.A. in English from Bennington College in 1977 and an M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1981.

Betty Aberlin

Betty Aberlin ('63)
She graduated from Bennington College, having studied art, modern dance, and literature with Howard Nemerov and Bernard Malamud.

Ed Ochester

Core faculty has included fiction writers David Gates, Amy Hempel, Jill McCorkle, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz; nonfiction writers Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Phillip Lopate, Tom Bissell, and George Scialabba; and poets April Bernard, Major Jackson, Timothy Liu, Amy Gerstler, Mark Wunderlich, and Ed Ochester.
Currently he is a core faculty member of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars.

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing ('48)
When she was 16, she left home to attend Bennington College in Vermont and her mother told her for the first time that her father's mother was African American and his father was German American.

Susannah Waters

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Susannah Waters ('86)
Born in Kent, England, she attended both Bennington College in America and the Guildhall School of Music, in London, as well as the National Opera Studio.

Jill Eisenstadt

Jill Eisenstadt ('85)
Eisenstadt was born in Queens, New York and attended Bennington College, graduating in 1985.

Anne Ramsey

Anne Ramsey ('51)
She attended Bennington College where she became interested in theatre.

Major Jackson

Core faculty has included fiction writers David Gates, Amy Hempel, Jill McCorkle, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz; nonfiction writers Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Phillip Lopate, Tom Bissell, and George Scialabba; and poets April Bernard, Major Jackson, Timothy Liu, Amy Gerstler, Mark Wunderlich, and Ed Ochester.

Tom Sachs (artist)

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Tom Sachs ('89)
He attended Bennington College in Vermont.

Sally Mann

Sally Mann ('73)
Mann graduated from The Putney School in 1969, and attended Bennington College and Friends World College.

Justin Theroux

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Justin Theroux ('93)
He graduated from Bennington College in 1993 with a B.A. in visual arts and drama.

Gail Evans

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Gail Hirschorn Evans ('63)
Evans was born in 17 December 1941 and received a bachelor's degree from Bennington College.

Molly Tarlov

Molly Tarlov ('08)
Tarlov graduated from Bennington College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 2008.

Patricia Johanson

Patricia Johanson ('62)
As a high school student, she excelled at music, but at Bennington College (1958–1962) she was a painting major.