Mary Grace McNally

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Mary Grace grew up in Massachusetts, training at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio for sixteen years. She received her BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in 2015, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Mary Grace has worked as a choreographer and teacher for the past five years, pushing herself, and the students she works with, to constantly evolve. In 2012, Mary Grace was honored to receive the accolade of American Dance Awards’ National Young Choreographer of the Year, and in 2016, she was announced as American Dance Awards’ National Choreographer of the Year.

Over the past five years, Mary Grace has performed the work of Doug Varone, Erica Sobol, Katie Swords-Thurman, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Sidra Bell, Emma Portner and Netta Yerushalmy. In the spring of 2013, she co-produced her first professional production entitled, Launch: Something Collective, in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been presented at REVERBdance Festival, Centre National de la Danse in Pantin, France, deSingel in Antwerpen, Beligum, and Peridance Capezio Center’s Faculty and Student Showcase. She was recently featured in the March/April issue of Dance Studio Life Magazine discussing ideas around contemporary work in the competitive dance studio setting. Mary Grace is currently creating a new work that will premiere at the NewSteps Series in New York City this May, as well as dancing for choreographer Erica Sobol in Los Angeles this June.

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