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  • Mary Carpenter

    Part-Time Faculty


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Mary Carpenter


    Mary’s ballet class draws on her experience in New York City working with some of the finest teachers in the world. She studied intensively with master teacher David Howard and applies his method of mixing classical ballet with a kinesthetics. Mary is also a certified Pilates mat instructor and teaches both ballet and Pilates at Barnard College, The New School, and Steps on Broadway.  Her training includes study at: Cincinnati Ballet Company School, Butler University, and David Howard Dance Center.  Her professional credits include: The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre, Maryland Ballet, Granite State Ballet, Charleston Ballet, Lexington Ballet, Ballet Artists of Cincinnati.  She is a pointe shoe expert and has a youtube channel where she does monthly segments on finding the best fitting shoes.


    Degrees Held

    BA, Dance, Butler University

    Certification, Pilates Mat Instructor

    Professional Affiliation

    Faculty member of: Steps NYC and Barnard College dance department.  Former faculty member of Ballet Hispanico and Broadway Dance Center

    Recent Publications


    February 14, 2015 Dance Informa "Pointe Shoe Questions Answered"

    January 9, 2015 Pointe Magazine "Pointe Shoe Fitter Starts Her Own YouTube Channel".

    March 6, 2014 Dance Informa " Moving to NYC for Dance"

    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

    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)


    Mary's Website

    Current Courses

    Intro to Ballet Practices

    Intro to Ballet Practices (Fall 2019)

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