pc: Marcia Davis
Mary Sigward was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started her dance training at the age of six at the Connie Ferguson School of Dance. In 7th grade she transferred to the School for Creative and Performing Arts to begin her formal training under the guidance of Patricia Rozow, Meridith Benson, and Daryl Bjoza. She left SCPA after 9th grade, but continued her training with Meridith Benson and Mario de la Nuez at De La Dance Center.
Mary graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2015 where she majored in Dance Performance and Choreography and minored in Biology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from the Honors College. During her time at USC she enjoyed performing an extensive repertoire with works choreographed by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman-Davis, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Gianni Di Marco, Helen Pickett, and Twyla Tharp. She has attended workshops and intensives with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago, Spectrum Dance Theatre, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
In 2015 Mary joined Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle as a company member. Under the direction of Donald Byrd she performed his works in Seattle, New York, Austin, Philadelphia, and Buenos Aires. In 2017 she began working in the School of Spectrum Dance Theater as the Academy Coordinator, mentoring a group of gifted and dedicated students. She left the company after her fourth season to pursue new work. Currently, she is performing with the Stone Dance Collective and Khambatta Dance Company, as well as developing her own work.
WORKS BY DONALD BYRD:
A Rap on Race
The Minstrel Show Revisited
WORKS BY GEORGE BALANCHINE:
(ALL STAGED BY STACEY CALVERT)
Stars and Stripes
Earthquake - Cyrus Khambatta
Endangered Species - Cyrus Khambatta
Begin Again - Cyrus Khambatta
Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy - staged by Julie Tobiason
Lorde Give Us Strength - Tanya Wideman-Davis
Company B - Paul Taylor (staged by Cathy Buck)
Crinkle - Thaddeus Davis
Space/Structure/Bodies - Tanya Wideman-Davis
Great Galloping Gottschalk - Lynne Taylor Corbet
Scopophilic Instincts - Tanya Wideman-Davis
If only I... - Thaddeus Davis
Bella Folia - Gianni Di Marco
Cinderella - Meridith Benson/Mario de la Nuez
February 14,2014 - Helen Pickett
Paquita - staged by Kyra Strasburger
8 Jelly Rolls - Twyla Tharp (staged by Katie Glasner)
Noche Caliente - Meridith Benson
CanCan - Mario de la Nuez
Nutcracker - staged by Meridith Benson and Mario de la Nuez
Coppelia - staged by Meridith Benson and Mario de la Nuez
Swan Lake, Act II - staged by Meridith Benson
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