SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) _ Mignon Garland, a dancer who carried on the legacy of Isadora Duncan in the United States, has died at the age of 91.

Ms. Garland, who died Sept. 15, was founder and director of the Isadora Duncan Heritage Society.

Duncan helped pioneer modern dance by turning away from ballet and looking to ancient Greece for inspiration. She died in 1927.

Ms. Garland, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., decided to devote her life to dance that year after attending a performance by Duncan's disciples.

In the 1930s and 40s, Ms. Garland toured with the Minneapolis Symphony, danced in Moscow and New York, founded several dance companies and was dance editor of New Theater magazine. Later, she lived for many years in the San Francisco home where Ms. Duncan was born.

Ms. Garland helped drive a Duncan revival that began with the 1977 centenary of her birth. She also trained many Duncan dancers performing today, including her granddaughter, Amy Baird Garlin, and Lori Belilove.

Ms. Garland is survived by son Victor Garlin, a sister and two granddaughters.