Alumnae in the Performing Arts: Orchesis

This exhibit highlights the journeys of three young women and their passion for dance. Soon after Mary Walters Petricoin, Phoebe Neville, and Joan Morgan joined the Class of 1963, they became members of Orchesis, a premiere dance ensemble established at Wilson College in the 1940s. The following transcripts include reflections on their time at Wilson, fond memories in dance, and observations on their struggles and triumphs as women in dance. 


Leandra Griffith, Graduate Assistant 2021-23