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For booking residencies, lectures and workshops please contact Mariah.

As a dance artist and teacher, I wish to explore improvisation in dialogue with choreographic structure to unearth the articulate sensing body inside solo and ensemble choreography. I seek to experience raw beauty, music, possibilities, problem solving and dreams with dance artists, collaborators and audiences alike. I am deeply satisfied and moved by the creative cycle of discovery at the body level which brings infinite possiblities and happenings. In my teaching practice I am inspired by a wonderful figure eight of potential and possibilities generously guiding my endeavors to their most realized and transformed living form.

The ongoing wealth of learning that weaves in and out of and walks alongside teaching, choreography and relationship building is neverending. I am blessed to be spending my life engaged in this important work.

Mariah is an internationally regarded teacher and has served as a guest artist at Dance Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; Theatre Academy Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Indabi Dance Festival, Incheon, Korea; Russian Contemporary Dance Festival TSEKH Moscow, Russia; Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France; Tanzplan Dresden Muse 8 Palucca-Schule Dresden, Germany; Ballet National de Marseille Ouverture 1, Marseille, France; La Raffinerie, Brussels, Belgium; Kalamata International Dance Festival, Kalamata, Greece; Charleroi Danses, Charleroi and Brussels, Belgium; Encuentro Internacional De Danza Teatro, Santiago, Chile; Vancouver Ballet Society, Vancouver, Canada; American Dance Festival Summer/Winter Intensive .

From 1995-2002 she performed with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, creating original roles. Today she continues her relationship with TBDC by serving as an international guest artist. Repertory Projects:  On an ongoing basis Mariah serves the Trisha Brown Dance Company in restaging repertory projects including Set and Reset/Reset presented at the Chicago Dance Center December and Theatre Academy Helsinki Trisha Brown Visiting Workshop Series. 

Impressions: Sweater Duet at The Red Bean Studios.

Mariah has enjoyed serving as faculty at several universities including: Purchase College; NYU; Hunter College; Columbia College, Chicago; The University of South Florida; Ohio University; Dartmouth College; The University of Maryland Baltimore County; Mount Holyoke College and The University of Utah.

Mariah currently serves The College at Brockport’s Department of Dance as an Associate Professor. Mariah enjoys working with graduate and undergraduate students in all levels of somatic based modern; composition; improvisation; seminar and repertory.  In New York City she enjoys teaching workshops for the Trisha Brown Dance Company, Trisha Brown Wednesday Night Classes at Gina Gibney Downtown as well as Peridance Capezio Dance Center.   Mariah joins the Mark Morris Dance Center teachiing in the guest artist series. 

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