Owner & Director
Ms. Mary is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She has been dancing since she was four and teaching for over 30 years. She studied dance at the David Blight School of Dance (all phases of dance), Luzerne County Community College (mid-eastern dance), Penn State (Modern and Jazz), Centre County Ballet (Ballet and Pointe) Wilkes-Barre Ballet Center (Ballet), and Dance Workshops of Hazelton (Ballet and Pointe). While studying at the David Blight School of Dance, she was a member of two award winning competition groups. She has been a choreographer and assistant director of plays and choral concerts such as Hello Dolly, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls as SHS and Godspell, Oklahoma, Carousel, and Barefoot in the Park for her high school and college. Mary has taught all phases of dance for the David Blight School of Dance, Dance Workshop of Hazelton, YMCA Enrichment Program, Faberge’ Follies, Falls Road Dance Studio, and Prettyboy, Sparks and Fifth District Recreation Programs. She served as a talent judge for such competitions as Talent Olympics, Performers on Parade, and Performing Arts Alliance. Mary is the director of award winning competition classes which have received some of the highest titles such as Best and Original Choreography, Best Technique, Best Costumes, High Energy Award, Best Overall, and Most Entertaining. These competition groups travel to perform at places such as Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She further provides her students with master teachers from areas such as New York, Baltimore, D.C., PA and California. Mary also enjoys being a volunteer for Animal Rescue Inc. When not at the studio, she enjoys spending time with her children, Corey, Brady, Nadia, and her husband, John.