Metro Area. A graduate of The University of Texas-Austin, Mary trained in multiple disciplines of dance while pursuing
her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. As a broadcast professional she worked for Public Broadcasting
KUHT (Houston, TX), PBS Network (Alexandria, VA.) and as a broadcast promotions writer/producer for network affiliate
stations KTXH & KRIV (Houston, TX).
Embracing a dual career path that encompassed her love of the arts, Mary’s post graduate training in dance provided
a diverse spectrum of integrated studies with dance visionaries that fortified her training and promoted the universal
merits of dance for all -- among them The Delia Stewart Dance Center & Dance Arts (Houston, TX), Joy of Motion Dance
Center, Dance Place & Danceworks (DC), The Ailey School, Ailey Extension, Steps, and Broadway Dance Center (NYC).
Her training led to positions as a teaching artist for studios and schools throughout the DC Metro area including Joy of
Motion Dance Center, The Capital Hill Arts Workshop, Dance Place, The Ballet Studio,The Oxford Academy, the
National Cathedral School and TC Williams High School.
Mary became Owner and Artistic Director of The Ballet Studio (Alexandria Va.) in 2004 and expanded the Studio’s
curriculum to include jazz, tap, Horton technique and hip hop for children and adults. In addition to her responsibilities
at The Ballet Studio, as a freelance teaching artist and choreographer she brought her dance expertise to enrichment
programs for the City of Alexandria Public Schools, Department of Recreation and various city and community events
including Art on the Avenue, First Night Alexandria and the Scholarship fund of Alexandria.
Dedicated to keeping the shared values and merits of dance training accessible to all, as Artistic Director for The
Dancers Studio, Mary currently teaches dance classes offered in partnership with multiple venues in the DC Metro
Area as she continues The Ballet Studio's 20 year tradition of providing dance training that teaches effectively,
engages diverse learners, inspires creativity and supports personal, academic and workplace success.
|“The Dancer's Studio is dedicated to providing quality training and
performance opportunities to all who want to dance!
We are passionate about dance and committed to upholding
the positive and therapeutic benefits of dance that support
each student’s physical, social and cognitive well-being.”