ACU honors Marj Baucum for 20 years of inspiration

Posted June 03, 2010

For more than 20 years, Marj Baucum brought the gift of dance to ACU students. This weekend, ACU and the Abilene community are honoring her years of service and inspiration as part of the Abilene Metropolitan Ballet Company reunion.

Now 88 years old, Baucum helped found the AMBC, serving as its director for more than 30 years. She also worked with the university's Theatre Department to choreograph ACU musicals for more than 20 years.

"Many of her former dancers have gone on to dance and work in creative fields all over the world," says Anthony Maxwell, an ACU graduate and former student of Baucum's. "Her gift of dance inspired thousands of students in and around Abilene to dream and dance. A former Ballet Russe and Ballet Arts dancer herself, she is still an inspiration to so many in her 88th year."

Baucum will be honored at a reception Friday night at Cypress Street Station Restaurant.


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