Experience and Training

Past Gig Highlights
  • John C. Campbell Folk School Winter Week, Dec. 2017
  • Hey Fever, Ottawa, Nov. 2017
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival, NC Oct. 2017
  • Toronto Spring Thaw Weekend, April 2017
  • Downeast Country Dance Festival, Maine, March 2017
  • Rochester NY Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 2016
  • Dance Camp North, Fairbanks, AK, Sept. 2016
  • Balance the Bay, San Francisco, Aug. 2016
  • Flamingo Fling, Oklahoma City, June 2016
  • FolkMADS, Soccoro, NM, May 2016
  • Lava Meltdown, Lava Hot Springs, ID, March 2016
  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2016
  • Pittsburgh Fall Weekend, Nov. 2015
  • Foggy Moon, Santa Barbara, CA, Oct. 2015
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival, NC, Oct. 2015
  • Echo Summit, Sacremento, Sept. 2015
  • Harmony of Song and Dance Week, Pinewoods Camp, July 2015
  • Dancing Bears Camp, Wasilla, AK, May 2015
  • Oberlin College Dandelion Romp, April 2015
  • San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Camp, April 2015
  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2015
  • Lady of the Lake Fall Weekend, Oct. 2014
  • Adirondack Dance Weekend, Sept. 2014
  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2014
  • Dance in the Desert, Nov. 2013
  • Charlottesville Fall Festival, Nov. 2013
  • Harvest Moon Dance Weekend, Oct. 2013
  • Adirondack Dance Weekend, Sept. 2013
  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2013
  • Youth Dance Weekend, Weston, VT, Sept. 2012
  • Burlington “Trad Camp,” on staff teaching American & morris dance, Aug ’12 and ’13
  • Catapult!  The National Contra Showcase, Atlanta, GA, May 2012
  • Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, 2012
  • Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Burlington, VT, 2011
  • Crowfoot’s Ooh La La Dance Weekend, Richmond, QC, 2011
  • Brattleboro Dawn Dance, Brattleboro, VT, May 2011
Community involvement and organizing:

Ooh La La Dance Weekend: Committee Member
Organizing volunteer crew for this lovely dance weekend in Quebec.

Country Dance and Song Society: Education Associate
Provided outreach and resources for young dancers, singers, callers, musicians and organizers in CDSS communities nationwide. Worked on the organizations centennial celebrations in 2015. Article on Mary’s work at CDSS.

Elixir’s Cape Cod Dance Weekend: Former Organizer, registrar and host
Helping to create Elixir’s very own dance weekend!

Youth Dance Weekend: Former Committee Member
An awesome youth-focused music and dance gathering in central Vermont.

Puttin’ on the Dance: A Conference for Northeast Dance Organizers“, Conference Organizer
An exciting and important event held in Vermont in November, 2011 geared toward supporting organizers of English/American dance series’ in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Young Tradition Vermont, a non-profit organization based in Burlington, VT, dedicated to promoting youth involvement in traditional dancing and music

  •  Served as a board member (2008 – 2011) and Outreach Coordinator (2011 – 2016)
  • Co-coordinated Young Tradition Weekend, YTV’s annual youth contra dance and talent showcase (2009 – 2015)
  • Co-coordinated TradCamp, YTV’s week-long summer day-camp in Burlington, VT, for several years.

Mad Robin Callers Collective, based in Burlington, VT, a group for aspiring dance callers providing peer mentoring and creating opportunities for new callers in the Burlington, VT dance community

  • Founding member
Formal training and workshops completed:
  • 2011 Singing-square dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Ralph Sweet and Nils Fredland
  • 2010 Square dance callers workshop, led by Will Mentor
  • 2010 Contra dance callers workshop, led by Chris Weiler
  • 2010 Square dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Kathy Anderson
  • 2008 Contra dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Lisa Greenleaf
Other pursuits: