Ballet Child and Youth Dance Faculty Bio | Mary Carpenter | Steps on Broadway


Mary Carpenter

Dance Training:
College Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Department, The official school for Cincinnati Ballet Company, David Howard Dance Center, scholarship, Butler University, BA with High Honors in Dance. Pilates Mat Certification with Linda Farrell, LindaFit, NYC.

Performance/Company Affiliations:
Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Charleston Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre - principal guest artist, Ballet Artists of Cincinnati - soloist, Maryland Ballet, Lexington Ballet - soloist, Granite State Ballet - principal guest artist, Festival Ballet - principal, Viewpointe, NYC, Dance As Ever, NYC

Choreographic experience:
OSAI in Quartz, Nunnbetter Dance Theatre, West Florida Youth Ballet

Teaching experience:
Broadway Dance Center, The Ballet Hispanico School, Steps Youth Programs, The Ballet Academy of Westport, Barnard College, The New School University, and OSAI Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma

Other relevant experience:
Director of 9 ballet classroom music recordings with Roper Records. Creative movement through Advanced Ballet (

Director and featured teacher in video "The Magical World of Ballet" Roper Records

Featured teacher in two videos for RizBiz productions "Budding Ballerinas" and "From Tights to Tutus."

Mary is a pointe shoe expert and professional fitter for Chacott by Freed of London. In January of 2015 she started her own Youtube channel with advice for getting the most out of your pointe shoes - Welcome to DancewithmaryNYC:

Class description:
Mary studied intensely with Master Teacher David Howard for 23 years. Her class draws those experiences under his guidance and mentorship.