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Mary Sigward (she/her) is a Seattle-based independent artist, kinesthetic thinker, and movement teacher. She uses movement to explore and disassemble the human experience. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Mary graduated magna cum laude and with honors from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Dance Performance and minor in Biology. 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. 

 

Since graduating she has performed with Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd (2015-2019, 2022), Stone Dance Collective (2019-2020, 2022), Khambatta Dance Company (2019-2022), and Karin Stevens Dance (2020-2022). She has performed in Seattle, New York City, Austin, Philadelphia, Denver, Newport (RI), Buenos Aires, and Mumbai.

 

In 2019 Mary began creating her own work. She premiered her inaugural self-choreographed solo back-formation at 12 Minutes Max at Base Arts Space in February 2020. She had the honor of performing her multi-media solo sorry Clover at the 2021 Seattle International Dance Festival. Her film by the same name received an Honorable Mention at the 2021 Mobile Dance Film Festival. She has completed artistic residencies at Spectrum Dance Theater, Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA), Centrum (Port Townsend, WA), and has upcoming residencies scheduled with Vashon Artist Residency (Vashon Island, WA) and Moulin/Belle (Mareuil en Périgord, FR). Mary has had the joy of being the Academy Coordinator for the School of Spectrum Dance Theater since 2017, where she works with and mentors aspiring pre-professional students. In April of 2017 she became a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.

ABOUT MARY

PAST REPERTOIRE

WORKS BY DONALD BYRD:

Strange Fruit

Occurrence #7

Occurrence #6

Occurrence #5

H.R. 3244

Occurrence #4

Occurrence #3

(Im)Pulse

Rambunctious 3.0

Shot

Iolanta

Rambunctious 1

A Rap on Race

Rambunctious 2.0

Geek Speak

Jazz Train

Drastic Cuts

The Minstrel Show Revisited 

WORKS BY GEORGE BALANCHINE:

(ALL STAGED BY STACEY CALVERT)

Western Symphony

Walpurgisnacht 

Stars and Stripes

Allegro Brilliante

Emeralds

Serenade

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

La Source

Who Cares?

OTHER WORKS:

Earthquake - Cyrus Khambatta

Endangered Species - Cyrus Khambatta

Begin Again - Cyrus Khambatta

Damaged Goods - Cyrus Khambatta

A Pearl in Sorrow's Hand - Karin Stevens

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

Click here to view her full CV. 

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