Mary Hunt received her dance training at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center, Martha Graham School of Dance, California Institute of the Arts, and with Maggie Black. Mary has danced professionally for over 30 years, touring with such well-known artists as Donald McKayle, Jaime Rogers, and Fred Benjamin.
She has danced in feature films, MTV videos and appeared on the television shows Fame and Cheers. Mary has taught extensively throughout the U.S. And Canada and is currently teaching, choreographing, and performing in Portland, Oregon.
Mary’s high-energy jazz/contemporary classes focus on proper alignment and building strength through combining elements of classical ballet, Graham-based technique and an athletic style of jazz. Mary strongly emphasizes the relationship between music and movement and encourages her students to explore more soulful expression while gaining technical mastery.