For current teaching schedule please go to Calendar.
For booking SoMa-Riah residencies, lectures and workshops please contact Mariah.
As a dance artist and teacher, I explore improvisation in dialogue with choreographic structure to unearth the articulate sensing body inside solo and ensemble choreography. I I am 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 figure eight of potential and possibilities guiding my endeavors to their realized and transformed living form.
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; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 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. On an ongoing basis Mariah serves the Trisha Brown Dance Company in restaging repertory projects including Set and Reset/Reset projects presented at the Chicago Dance Center, Theatre Academy Helsinki and The College at Brockport.
Mariah has enjoyed serving as faculty and guest artist at several universities including: Purchase College; NYU; Hunter College; Columbia College, Chicago; Alfred University, Marlin Miller Residency; The University of South Florida; Ohio University; Dartmouth College; Hobart and William Smith Colleges; The University of Maryland Baltimore County; Senior Project Choreographer, Barnard College; Mount Holyoke College and The University of Utah.
Mariah currently serves The College at Brockport’s Department of Dance as an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director. Mariah enjoys working with graduate and undergraduate students in all levels of somatic practice; composition; improvisation; seminar and repertory. In New York City she teaches workshops for the Trisha Brown Dance Company at Movement Research and Peridance Capezio Dance Center. In Brooklyn, Mariah has enjoyed serving as a guest artist at the Mark Morris Dance Center.