Mary Petrizzi

Dancer / faculty

Mary is a recent graduate of James Madison University where she received a B.A. degree from the school of Theatre and Dance as a Dance concentrator. Prior to attending JMU, she was a member of the Junior Company at the Latin Ballet of Virginia.  Along with ballet and modern dance, she studied flamenco, salsa, and Latin jazz. She had the opportunity to study and perform flamenco internationally in both Spain and Mexico. In her time at JMU, Mary performed in every Student Dance Concert and in faculty works on the James Madison University Mainstage Theatre in New Voices in Dance. She had the unique opportunity to perform in the Art of Butoh showcase in January of 2014 with Takuya Muramatsu of Dairakudakan. In the spring of 2014, she was honored by opening for the Trey McIntyre Project at Washington and Lee University performing “Out of Frame”, a piece choreographed by Olivia Landrum. In 2015, her first choreographic work, “Rolling In”, was showcased on the Mainstage Theatre in New Voices In Dance. At JMU, she was able to expand her dance horizons especially in choreography. She currently dances professionally at the Latin Ballet of Virginia where she also teaches contemporary dance. She is continuing her education in athletic training so she can pursue her dream of combining medicine and her passion for dance.