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Dr. Jane M. Bonbright

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Board Member

National Dance Education Organization
8609 Second Avenue Suite 203 B
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
United States

Company Description: The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education by...   more

Employment History

  • President and Executive Director
    National Dance Association
  • Project Director for Research In Dance Education and Professional Teaching Standards
    Dance in the Arts

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D.
  • B.A.
  • Doctorate in Education
  • M.A.
77 Total References
Web References
Meet the Staff - National Dance Education Organization, 3 April 2014 [cached]
Jane Bonbright Director of Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI) Founding Executive Director (1997-2012)
Jane earned her doctorate in education at Temple University. Dr. Bonbright dedicated fifty-five years to the field of dance specializing in performance, education, research, administration, and dance/arts advocacy at national and state levels. She began her career as a professional ballet dancer and toured the United States and Europe with major ballet companies.
Dr. Bonbright served as President and Executive Director for the National Dance Association before joining NDEO as Founding Executive Director in 1998 where she worked to establish NDEO as the national service organization for dance arts in US education. Dr. Bonbright served as Project Director for Research in Dance Education (2001-2005) and Professional Teaching Standards for Dance in the Arts (2005) and many national task force commissions. As Founding Executive Director of NDEO, Dr. Bonbright worked with over 100 federal/state government agencies and arts/education associations to ensure dance arts is included in the national agenda in U.S. education. She is the recipient of CORD’s Outstanding Leadership in Dance Education Award (2005), CODA’s Alma Hawkins Award of Excellence in Dance in Education (2007), and NDEO’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2009). She is grateful to every dance educator in America who works on a daily basis to advance dance as art in education, culture, and life. Thank you!
Jane Bonbright, ..., 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Jane Bonbright, EdD Executive Director:
History of NDEO - National Dance Education Organization, 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
NDEO founders Jane Bonbright and Rima Faber.
About LIMS | About Us | LIMS, 27 Sept 2013 [cached]
Jane Bonbright, former Executive Director, National Dance Education Organization
CMER Advisory Board - Jane M. Bonbright, 3 Mar 2014 [cached]
Jane Bonbright CMER Advisory Board - Jane M. Bonbright
Jane M. Bonbright, Ed.D. is currently Executive Director of the National Dance Education Organization, and cited as Project Director for the Capezio grant entitled: National Honor Society for Dance Arts.
Jane obtained her Doctorate in Education (Temple University), M.A. (George Washington Univ), and B.A.(Indiana University). After 30 years of dancing professionally with major American and European ballet companies and teaching in professionally-oriented training academies, Jane taught at George Washington University and instructed dance performance, technique, academics, and dance science/medicine in undergraduate and graduate dance programs.
Since 1988, Dr. Bonbright has worked at the national level in dance arts education. She has served the national Assessments in the Arts Project, as Editor and Project Coordinator for the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Dance Education ; and four national Task Forces in Arts Education on assessments, research, early childhood education, and professional preparation/teacher training. She was Project Director for the Research in Dance Education (RDE), a four year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The RDE project resulted in publication of: Research Priorities for Dance Education: A Report to the Nation (2004) that provides a summary of the information gleaned over 76 years of literature and research in dance education; the Research in Dance Education database (RDEdb) that offers in-depth information for more than 3,000 research articles/dissertations/theses in dance education; and the establishment of two Centers for Research in Dance Education (New York University and Temple University).
As Executive Director of the NDEO, Dr. Bonbright serves as a resource to the country in dance/arts education working with states on developing state curricular frameworks, assessments, certification, and comprehensive state plans for dance education to meet state education goals. She works with 150 federal/state agencies, arts/education associations, and businesses/ corporations to ensure high quality comprehensive curriculum taught by qualified dance/arts educators is included in the national agenda in U.S. arts education.
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