Carpenter, Mary

Carpenter, Mary

Mary Carpenter
BA, Dance, Butler University
Part Time Lecturer, Dance

Miss Carpenter's ballet class draws on her experience in New York City working with some of the finest teachers in the world.  Miss Carpenter has studied intensly with David Howard and applies his method of mixing classical ballet with a kinestetics.  Training: Cincinnati Ballet Company School, Butler University, and David Howard Dance Center on scholarship.  Professional: The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre, Maryland Ballet, Granite State Ballet, Charleston Ballet, Lexington Ballet, Ballet Artists of Cincinnati. 
Courses Taught:
Ballet Practices, Introduction
Recent Publications:

September issue of Dance Teacher "Jumping Technique" - interview

July/August 2007 Dance Spirit "How to Dance Quietly en Pointe" - interview

2006 Fall Dancer Magazine "Pointe Shoe Expert" - interview


Professional Affiliations:
Faculty member of: Steps, NYC and Barnard College dance department.  Former faculty member of Ballet Hispanico and Broadway Dance Center
Awards and Honors:

Butler University Excellence in Performance Award

Dean's List

Member of Sigma Rho Delta

Director of nine classical music cds for young students (Roper Records)

Featured instructor in two dvds for young students "Budding Ballerinas" and "From Tights to Tutus" (RizBiz productions)

Directed and appeared in "The Magical World of Ballet" dvd released in Fall 2008 (Roper Records)

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