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Genevieve Jones Edit Profile

educator , writer , Dancer ( art: perf)dancer

Genevieve Jones, American Dancer ( art: perf.)dancer, educator, writer. Member Pittsburgh Dance Council, 1971-1983, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, since 1972; Member American Dance Guild (president Pittsburgh chapter 1964-1968), National Society Arts and Letters (president Pittsburgh chapter 1972-1973,dance chairman 1974-1981), Audubon Society Western Pennsylvania; Club: Pitts Athletic.

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.

Achievements

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

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