Bachelor, College of Notre Dame Maryland., 1958.
Advertising artist Kronstadt Advertising Agency, Washington, 1958. Instructor art The Maret School, 1958-1960, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1967-1971. Artist director Amherst Ballet Centre, Massachusetts, 1971—1999, Amherst Ballet Theatre Company, 1977—2000.
Co-director, founder Pioneer Valley Ballet, Northampton, 1972—1977. Dancer, teacher Princeton Ballet, 1962—1971. Animal masks Charleston (South Carolina) Ballet, 1985—1990.
Choreographer Roanoke (Virginia) Ballet theatre, 1983. Chair North-East Region Craft Choreography Conference, Amherst, 1979. Artist, choreographer National Gallery Art, 1986, 88, Guggenheim, 1986, National Museum American Art, 1969, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1993.
School administrator Amherst Ballet, 1999—2004. Artist-in-residency programs based on works of Eric Carle, since 2006. Artist in-research Greenwood Elementary School, Brookville, Maryland, 2006, Arthur Conant School Action, 2010.
Member Amherst Arts Council, 1983-1989. Member Amherst Club.
Married Joseph W. Donohue Junior, June 13, 1959 (divorced 1987). Children: Sharon Marie, Maura Cathleen (deceased), Sheila Patricia.