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Genevieve Jones

Genevieve Jones, American dancer, educator, writer. Certified in dance Hellerau Schule, Vienna, 1930, Connecticut College, New London, 1958.

Background

  • Jones, Genevieve was born on March 11, 1906 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Andrew and Olive Pearle (Armstrong) Jones.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1928. Student, Martha Graham School, New York City, 1934—1950.

    Career

    • Dance director University Pittsburgh, 1928—1929. Founder & director Genevieve Jones Studio & Dance Company, Pittsburgh, 1931—1968. Adjunct professor Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1943—1944, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1944—1950, Brooklyn College, since 1980, Clemson University, since 1982.

      Instructor June Lewis & Dance, New York City, 1969, 73, 84.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in dance Hellerau Schule, Vienna, 1930, Connecticut College, New London, 1958.

    Works

    • Author: Seeds of Movement, 1971, Movement in Right Direction, 1979, Dancing Bear, 1984, A Walk in the Park, 1984, A Touch of Happines, 1988.

    Membership

    Board directors Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1970—1971. Member Pittsburgh Dance Council, 1971—1983, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, since 1972. Member of Audubon Society Western Pennsylvania, National Society Arts and Letters (president, Pittsburgh chapter 1972-1973, dance chairman 1974-1981), American Dance Guild (president, Pittsburgh chapter 1964-1968), Pittsburgh Athletic Club.

    Connections

    • Married John Mooers Allen, June 17, 1932 (deceased 1956). 1 child John Mooers.
    • father: Andrew Jones
    • mother: Olive Pearle (Armstrong) Jones
    • spouse: John Mooers Allen
    • child: John Mooers Jones
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    Born March 11, 1906
    Nationality
    • 1928
      University Wisconsin
    • 1928 - 1929
      Dance director, University Pittsburgh
    • 1931 - 1968
      founder & director, Genevieve Jones Studio & Dance Company
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1943 - 1944
      adjunct professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • 1944 - 1950
      adjunct professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1980
      adjunct professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • 1982
      adjunct professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology