21 May 1928, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary – 21 March, Budapest (Hungary)
Ethnographer and folk dance teacher Jolán Borbély and her twin sister were born in Hajdúszoboszló to a peasant family. Her stepparents and grandparents were also peasants. In 1938, she began studying in Debrecen at the Calvinist Dóczi Grammer School, from which she graduated in 1946. At the High School, she became fond of the world of folk songs and folklife. Between 1947 and 1956, she studied Hungarian, Museology, and Ethnography at the Eötvös Lorand University. At the university, she learned about István Molnár’s collection on folk dance. She started to dance with the Csokonai Dance Group, where she met Ernő Pesovár and György Martin, whom she married in 1961.
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- Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary
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- Vámos, Gabriella
Szn: Arcképek. Borbély Jolán. Szín. 1.évf. 1. (1996). 9-15.
http://www.hagyomanyokhaza.hu/document/2292/original/00183200.pdf (Utolsó megtekintés 2018. szeptember 20.)