Originally from Virginia, Mary began dancing around age 7 at Ardell Stone School of Dancing. There she developed her love of dance and was trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and lyrical. She competed with her studio until she graduated high school. Mary was also on her high school’s dance team for 3 years and was nominated as Co-Captain her senior year.
She continued to dance in college on the Longwood Company of Dancers under the direction of Rodney Williams. Through the company she was able to take many master classes and got the opportunity to travel to NYC to take classes at Alvin Ailey. She served as Historian and President of her college dance company. Her time spent learning from her director are some of her most cherished memories.
Mary earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Photography from Longwood University in Virginia. While at Longwood, she studied abroad in India which was one of the most valuable experiences of her life.
She recently moved to San Diego and is so excited to be apart of the Inspired Movement Dance family!