(b Wrentham, Mass., 18 Jun. 1924)
US dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She studied at Bennington College and with Graham, joining her company in 1946. Here she danced many leading roles, and was the first dancer Graham chose to take over her roles including those in Herodiade and Frontier. Winter also danced with other companies, including her own, and created roles in Sokolow's Lyric Suite and Maslow's The Dybbuk (1964), among others. As a choreographer she worked with Batsheva Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theater of Utah. She taught at the Graham company and school until 1993 and additionally at the Juilliard School from 1953–2003, directing its dance department for several years.