Patricia E. Powers Jones papers, 1916-1974

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Patricia Edison Powers Jones (1924-2011) was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jones attended Bennington College, performing with Bennington College Dance Group under the direction of William Bales and Martha Hill. She graduated in 1946 with a BA in Social Science. Upon graduation, Jones performed at 92nd St Y in New York City with Ethel Winter before moving to Chapel Hill in 1957. In Chapel Hill, Jones became one of the "Modern Dancers of Chapel Hill" with Foster Fitzsimmons, Dot Silver, Denny Lyon, Nina Wallace, Anna Coxhead, and more. Jones taught dance throughout the community at UNC Dance Theatre, New Performing Dance Company, and Bonds Dance Studio. Powers was an avid supporter of American Dance Festival until her death in 2011.

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Received by ADF Archives as a gift in 2018.
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Processed by Adrienne San Diego, June 2022.


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[Identification of item], Patricia E. Powers Jones papers, 1940-1974, American Dance Festival Archives.