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Mary Jane Wolbers

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Professor Emerita

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at East Stroudsburg University , Pennsylvania

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.S. degree , Dance
    University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    University of New Hampshire
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Sacred Dance Guild's Honorary Members, 25 Sept 2014 [cached]
Mary Jane Wolbers Sacred Dance Guild's Honorary Members
HONORARY MEMBER Mary Jane Wolbers Founding Member President 1962-1963
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. She 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. She 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. Her 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. Mrs. Wolbers has danced in services of worship of many different faiths. She has taught in religious education programs and served the faculty at Sacred Dance Guild Festivals. Her 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. Her youth and adult choirs lead congregations in diverse worship experiences, principally in Eastern United States.
The Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2008, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Mary Jane Wolbers
Mary Jane Wolbers - Temple, NH
Mary Jane Wolbers is Professor Emerita of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at East Stroudsburg, PA. 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, where she studied with Margaret H'Doubler. She established the dance major curriculum at Jordan College of Butler University and was Chairperson of the Dance Department there, was director of Physical Education and Dance at Vermont College, and was head of the Dance Department at West Virginia University. She is a charter member of the Sacred Dance Guild and has taken a pivotal role in its growth and development. A frequent presenter at Guild events, she has directed five SDG Festivals, and has served in numerous positions on the Guild's Executive Board and Board at Large, including two terms as President, four terms as Program Director and many years as Parliamentarian. She was elected to the office of Archivist in 1999.
Mary Jane continues to share her deep conviction in the power of dance as a medium of religious expression through her dancing, teaching, writing and speaking, in the United States and abroad.
The Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2010, 28 July 2010 [cached]
Mary Jane Wolbers, a past president of SDG and a continuing force in shaping the organization, was among the many who shared some thoughts at the Banquet.
The Sacred Dance Guild, 30 Sept 2010 [cached]
Mary Jane Wolbers asked why an agenda and minutes from the previous meeting had not been made available to members/attendees.
Mary Jane Wolbers ..., 28 April 2011 [cached]
Mary Jane Wolbers
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