Mary Jane Wolbers
Sacred Dance Guild's Honorary Members
HONORARY MEMBER Mary Jane Wolbers
Mary Jane Wolbers is a Professor Emerita of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a M.S. degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin; her training includes both academic and private dance study with outstanding professional artists.
especially values the creative influence and sound pedagogy of' her
mentor, Margaret H'Doubler, at U. Wisconsin-Madison.
While in London as presenter for the biennial conference of dance and the Child international in 1988, Mrs. Wolbers
visited sacred dance leaders, choirs and soloists in England.
was the guest of honor at a performance by the Epiphany Dancers in Coventry Cathedral
The Epiphany Dancers are directed by John Brassington, Minister of Dance at Coventry Cathedral, whose members trained with Mrs. Wolbers when they toured the United States.
In April 2008 Professor Wolbers
received the National Dance Association
Heritage Award during the AAHPERD National Convention
held in Fort Worth Texas.
This honor recognizes the recipient as having made outstanding contributions in the field of dance through education, publications, choreography and performance, theatre and other related arts.
accomplishments as a professional dance educator with international notoriety bears witness to the criteria surpassed for accepting of this coveted award.
In celebration of this award, the Chara Christian Dance Co.
from Texas A & M University
presented dance selections during the award program.
has danced in services of worship of many different faiths.
has taught in religious education programs and served the faculty at Sacred Dance Guild Festivals.
leadership training workshops are presented to theologians and to lay persons as well.
She has taught theological students at Duke University, Andover Newton Theological School and other professional institutions.
youth and adult choirs lead congregations in diverse worship experiences, principally in Eastern United States.