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choreographer , educator

Vicki Jo Payne Parrish, American educator, choreographer.


Parrish, Vicki Jo Payne was born on August 30, 1948 in Atlanta. Daughter of Charles Jonathan and Helyn Marie (Cleveland) Payne.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, W. Georgia College, 1970. Master of Science in Dance, Louisiana State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Theater History, Louisiana State University, 1995.


Teacher, Bremen (Georgia) Public School System, 1970-1973;youth director, 1st United Methodist Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1975-1977;from instructor to assistant professor department creative and performing art, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, since 1977;aerobics certified coordinator, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, 1978-1988. Dance instructor Halftime United States of America, San Marcos, Texas, 1973-1976. Choreographer Louisiana Outdoor Drama Association, Natchitoches, 1985-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Director theatrical prodns.: Steel Magnolias, 1989, Our Town, 1990, Good Woman of Setzuan, 1990. Choreographer: The Wizard of Oz, 1986, Little Abner, 1985, Oklahoma, 1982, numerous high school and civic dance and theater productions.


Foster parent Louisiana Department Social Welfare, since 1985. Board directors, organizer Parent's Anonymous, Natchitoches. Teacher junior and senior high school Sunday school 1st United Methodist Church, Natchitoches.

Member Southeastern Theatre Conference, Service League Natchitoches (service chairman 1983-1984), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) (vice president, education loan chairman since 1980), Omicron Delta, Pi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, aerobic dance, gardening.


Married Daniel Claude Parrish, July 24, 1970. Children: Matthew, Andrew, Lindsey.

Charles Jonathan Payne

Helyn Marie (Cleveland) Payne

Daniel Claude Parrish

Matthew Parrish

Andrew Parrish

Lindsey Parrish