Dance Educator & Performing Artist

   

Georgette Pilar Wilder Lowden founded both Hayiya Dance Theatre (16th Season) and Hayiya Dance Theatre, Inc. (20th Season) as a student at Wesleyan College.


Pilar taught dance as an adjunct professor at Fort Valley State University, continuing education instructor at Macon State College, dance teacher at Tubman African American Museum and Artist-In-Residence for the Macon Arts Alliance. Pilar also served as the first dance instructor and Fine Arts Department Chair for Miller Fine Arts Magnet Middle School from 2004 to 2009. While there she was also awarded the honor of Teacher Of The Year 2008.


Pilar is currently teaching dance at Hayiya Dance Theatre. She is also the Performance Arts Technology Consultant, Fine Arts Department Chair and dance instructor at West Side High School in Macon, GA.

An active member in the community, Pilar is currently the Executive Director of Hayiya Dance Theatre, Inc. and serves on the boards of Firehouse Productions and Middle Georgia Food Bank. She is Macon's only representative for Leadership Georgia's class of 2014. Pilar is also a member Macon Magazine's 5 Leaders under 40 (2011) and the I Love Macon Campaign as well as Leadership Macon's class of 2012. Pilar serves on the Bibb County Judicial Citizens Review Board, is a member of the Museum of Arts and Sciences executive board and Pan African Festival Executive Planning Committee. Pilar has volunteered as a docent and environmental science teacher for the Museum of Arts & Sciences and currently serves as ministry leader for Fellowship Bible Baptist Church's Praise and Worship Dance Ministry. Pilar formally served as a member of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Macon Arts Alliance boards as well as Tattnall Square Center for the Arts Programming Advisory and Friends of Historic Tattnall Square Park Boards and Junior League.


She currently holds professional memberships with the National Dance Education Organization and the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In April 2014, Pilar was honored by Wesleyan College as Young Alumna of the Year and was also awarded Judges Choice Champion of Dancing Stars of Central Georgia that same year. She is a founding the Medical Center's Champions of Children and was recently selected by the Knight Foundation and Dance/USA to serve on a national panel of dance instructors. She is currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Masters of Dance Education Program. Pilar is the wife of Reverend Tony Lowden. The two reside in Middle Georgia along with their two fur babies "Roxie" and "O".

  
Who I Am.

I love to dance.  I love to teach. 

I want to change the world, one student at time.  

G. PILAR WILDER LOWDEN

Awarded Wesleyan College Alumna of Year 2014

DSCG Judges Choice

Awarded 1st Place in Dancing Stars of Central Georgia 2014

5 Leaders Under 40

Recognized as Macon Magazines's 5 Leaders under 40 2011 

Young Alumna Award
Young Alumna Award
Leadership Georgia
   

Leadership Georgia graduate 2014