Mary Carpenter


Mary was trained at the Cincinnati Ballet Company School and the College Coservatory of Music CCM. She attended Butler University and graduated with high honors in dance and continued her training at the world famous David Howard Dance Center in NYC. While on scholarship at David Howard’s she appeared as a featured performer in two of his instructional videos. She has danced professionally for The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Charleston Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre as a principal guest artist, Ballet Artists of Cincinnati as a soloist, Maryland Ballet – soloist, Lexington Ballet – soloist, Granite State Ballet – principal guest artist, Festival Ballet – principal, Viewpointe, NYC, and Dance As Ever, NYC Mary has served on faculty for: Broadway Dance Center and the Ballet Hispanico School, She is currently on faculty at Barnard College, The New School University, and Steps on Broadway in both the children’s and adult open divisions. In addition to teaching ballet, she is working on her Pilates Mat Certification in NYC with Linda Farrell. She has directed nine ballet classroom music recordings with Roper Records from creative movement through advanced ballet. She was a featured teacher in two DVDs for RizBiz Productions “Budding Ballerinas” and “From Tights to Tutus.” She also directed and created “The Magical World of Ballet” a DVD by Roper Records designed for young dancers, teachers and parents. Mary is a much sought after pointe shoe exper for Chacott by Freed of London and has over twenty years of experience working with principal dancers in ABT, The Royal Ballet, and NYCB to name a few. She coached Julia Styles for her role in the movie “Save the Last Dance” and assisted NYCB principal dancer Jenifer Ringer in choosing pointe shoes for Oprah Winfrey for tv. Mary has the proud honor of being the featured pointe shoe expert in the last DVD project by the late master teacher David Howard (due for release in Fall of 2014).


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