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dance instructor

Maria Petrish, Croatian dance instructor. Candidate Washington House of Representatives, 1974; founder Washington Regional Arts Festivals, 1961, Anacortes Arts Foundation, 1967, president, 1978—1981; board directors Region IV Tourism Board; board member Washington State Alliance Arts, Anacortes Arts/Crafts Foundation; Member of Washington Association Chamber of C. Executives, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 1121 Club (president).

Background

Petrish, Maria was born on August 14, 1940 in Vela Luka, Croatia. Daughter of Juraj and Marija (Damjanovich) Franulovich.

Education

Student, University Washington, 1959—1960.

Career

Dancer, specializing Croatian dance, since 1946. Director 2d congressional district office State of Washington, 1974—1979. Founder, director Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, Anacortes, Washington, since 1975.

Executive director Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, 1979—1982.

Membership

Candidate Washington House of Representatives, 1974. Founder Washington Regional Arts Festivals, 1961, Anacortes Arts Foundation, 1967, president, 1978—1981. Board directors Region IV Tourism Board.

Board member Washington State Alliance Arts, Anacortes Arts/Crafts Foundation. Member of Washington Association Chamber of C. Executives, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 1121 Club (president).

Connections

Married Nicholas James Petrish, October 14, 1961. Children: Nicholas James III, Michael John.

father:
Juraj Franulovich

mother:
Marija (Damjanovich) Franulovich

spouse:
Nicholas James Petrish

child:
Nicholas James III Petrish

child:
Michael John Petrish