Ms. New York Senior America
VIRGINIA WERNER MS. NEW YORK SENIOR AMERICA 2013
Virginia Werner, a young 65 year old, is married and lives with her husband in Bellerose, Queens. She grew up on Long Island and graduated from Mineola High School in 1966. As an office manager for both large and small companies she has worked in various industries including import/export and the garment industry.
Ginnie's varied interests include vintage cars (she drives a 1966 Mustang), travel and sailing, and she shares her husband's interest in model trains. She began studying Middle Eastern Dance in 1980 and has been performing and teaching the art since 1982. As a member of Serena Wilson Dance Theatre, Anahid Sofian Dance Company and Matteo Vittucci's Castanets in Concerts she has performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, the American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ginnie was honored by Newsday in January 2003 as an "Everyday Hero" for her years as Associate Director of her volunteer dance company, "Mystical Motion Dancers". Over a period of 25 years the troupe gave hundreds of performances in venues including recreational therapy divisions at Rusk Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan), Memorial Sloan Kettering, VA hospitals, plus many nursing homes and senior citizen centers. She choreographed, and designed and executed costumes for, many of the dances in Mystical Motion's repertoire.
Crowned Ms. New York Senior America 2013, Ginnie looks forward to meeting many new people, promoting the Senior America organization and performing with the Cameo Club in its volunteer showcases. She says, "You CAN make it a better day for someone else."
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