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Gloria M. Canonizado Edit Profile

choreographer , educator

Gloria M. Canonizado, American choreographer, educator. Certified teacher K TO College. Recipient various awards, including Coach of the Year, Carolina Conference UNCP, 1978, Certified of Appreciation, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 2002, 25th Year Service award Maharlika Dance Troupe, 2003.


Canonizado, Gloria M. was born on March 23, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Noberto Pobre and Primitiva Pablo (Madarang) Canonizado.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Philippine Normal University, Manila, 1961. Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, National College Physical Education, Manila, 1962. Master of Arts in Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1976.


Teacher physical education Assumption Convent, Manila, 1961-1971. Teacher Palma Elementary School, 1961-1963. Teacher physical education Quezon City High School, 1963-1966, University of the East, Manila, 1966-1969.

Teacher Terrell County Schools, Columbia, North Carolina, 1972-1975. Instructor University North Carolina, Pembroke, 1976-1981, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina, 1985-1987. Teacher Public Schools of Robeson County, Pembroke, 1981-1986, Yonkers (New York ) City Schools, 1987-1989, Institute Human Dynamics, Bronx, New York, 1987-1989, Public Schools of Robeson County, Maxton, North Carolina, since 1989.

In-charge nurse aide Allen County Health Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1971-1972. Aerobic instructor Lumberton Recreation Center, 1976-1985, ballroom dance instructor, 1976-1985. Director, choreographer, aerobic instructor Maharlika Dance Troupe, since 1977.

Founder Philippine-American Folk Dance Troupe, 1978. With International Folk Festival Fayettville, North Carolina 1978.


  • Certified teacher K TO College.


Member Human Relations Commission, Lumberton, 1994-1997. Ambassador of goodwill Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe, Manila, 1958-1971. Active Girl Scouts, 1961-1972, Eagle Scouts, 1961-1963.

Religious instructor St. Franics de Sales Catholic Church, since 1992. Committee chair Entertainment International Festival, Fayetteville, North Carolina, since 1996. Member Foreign Language Association North Carolina, Philippine-American Club of Fayetteville, North Carolina (life, Outstanding Service and Leadership award 2001), Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, '50's QCHS Alumni Association (vice president).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel to historical and exotic places, dance, swimming, visiting museums.


Married Jose Honrado Villanueva, June 6, 1965 (annulled 1968). 1 child, Mary Josephine Villanueva Frijas.

Noberto Pobre Canonizado

Primitiva Pablo (Madarang) Canonizado

Jose Honrado Villanueva

Mary Josephine Villanueva Frijas Canonizado