Marie Lloyd Paspe, born in Singapore, first began training in classical ballet with Rajka Kupesic in Ontario, Mississauga, Canada. Her family moved to Bellingham, MA, where she continued to train in ballet, pointe, and contemporary extensively with Jessica Wilson for twelve years. Marie, a Rev. Thomas V. Bermingham Scholarship Recipient, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in NYC, obtaining a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Business Administration. She studied with Ana Marie Forsythe, Milton Meyers, Nancy Turano, Elizabeth Roxas, Dudley Williams, Penny Frank, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Jenny Chiang, to name a few. Marie has had the privilege to perform works by Igal Perry, Nicholas Villeneuve, Jae Mann Joo, Omar Carrum, Claudia Lavista, Jon Ole Olstad, Rami Be’er, Hope Boykin, Martin Harriague, Brice Mousset, Matthew Rushing, Manuel Vignoulle, and Sonia Dawkins. In 2015, she studied abroad in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s International Dance Journey Program, training with the company and performing their repertoire. Marie has presented her own work in Nitzotzot Choreography Showcase in Zichri Theater, Ga’aton, Israel and was selected to be presented in the Emergency Fund for Student Dancers Choreography Showcase at Dance Theatre of Harlem, NYC. As a senior in college, she danced professionally with Arch Contemporary Ballet, and was promoted to Soloist upon graduating. This is Marie’s first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance.

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