A Professor of Performing Arts at Elon, Jane Wellford teaches Dance History, Dance Improvisation, Sacred Dance, Dance and Gender, and Arts in the Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Wellford has choreographed numerous concert dances for Elon University and was on the founding faculty of the Elon Dance program. She enjoys taking Elon students to state and national dance conferences where she teaches master classes in dance improvisation and sacred dance.
A scholar and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of sacred and liturgical dance, Welford recently published an article on liturgical dance in Creator Magazine and serves as artistic director of Moving Liturgy Dance Ensemble, a professional liturgical dance troupe based in Burlington, N.C. Moving Liturgy has performed nationally, offering a repertory of 196 dances of worship to hundreds of churches, conferences and arts festivals for more than 21 years.
Professionally, Wellford has danced in ballet and modern dance and continues to be an active member of the North Carolina Dance Alliance, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Sacred Dance Guild and the Alamance Arts Council.