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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.
 

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

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 resumé. 

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