About

I’m Mary (aka “The Dance Journalist”): a professional dancer and freelance writer based in New York City. When not dancing or writing about it, you’ll find me juggling one of my several side hustles, tackling group projects for business school, or spilling coffee on myself as I just miss catching the subway doors.

A dancer since birth, I have always loved this weird and wondrous art form—where I could express, communicate, and learn through movement—through my body, my instrument . Now, my path as a professional dancer has been anything but linear. Additional interests, injuries, and unforeseen challenges empowered me to explore my love for dance beyond the stage. The realization that I couldn’t dance forever was both devastating and a strange early blessing. Learning about, participating in, and amplifying the art of dance in so many other ways have made me a stronger and more informed dancer as well as a thoughtful voice in the business of show.

The challenge of writing about dance—the ultimate ephemeral art form—is thrilling. I love to write reviews, interviews, blog posts, press releases, advice columns, and essays about all things dance.  I hope that my writing can inspire artists to explore new ideas, audiences to think critically and have meaningful dialogues about their experiences in the theatre, and donors and all levels of government to support and promote the arts.

My work has been published in/for:

Backstage Magazine
The Kennedy Center
Dance Spirit Magazine
Broadwayworld.com
Capezio
Broadway Dance Center
The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC
Rachel Neville Studios
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Dance Informa Magazine
The Ensemblist
Jo & Jax
So Danca
Steps on Broadway
On Stage Blog
Dance.com
LaDuca Shoes
The Steps Beyond Foundation

thedancejournalist@gmail.com

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