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Jane Ganet-Sigel

Jane Ganet-Sigel


Jane Ann Ganet-Sigel (1927-2014) founded the Dance/Movement Therapy Department at Columbia College Chicago (currently the Department of Creative Arts Therapies) in 1982. It was, and still is, the only mid-west graduate program in dance/movement therapy. Jane chaired the department with determination, commitment, and passion until her retirement in 1998. Jane was a true pioneer, one of 73 women nation-wide, who chartered the American Dance Therapy Association. Jane educated not only Columbia students, but the Chicago community about the power of dance and movement in healing. 

The department continues to raise money for a scholarship in Jane's honor, which supports students attending the MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. 

The Jane Ganet-Sigel Scholarship Fund

To contribute, checks should be made out to Columbia College Chicago with JGS Scholarship in the memo line. Please send them to Columbia College Chicago, Creative Arts Therapies, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.