Marie Lloyd Paspe, born in Singapore of Filipino parents, 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, jazz, and contemporary extensively with Jessica Wilson at MetroWest Ballet. 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 of performing works by Peter Chu, Igal Perry, Jae Mann Joo, Omar Carrum, Claudia Lavista, Jon Ole Olstad, Rami Be’er, Martin Harriague, Matthew Rushing, Manuel Vignoulle, and Sonia Dawkins. In NYC, she performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in Memoria at New York City Center, in Matthew Rushing’s choreography for the Park Avenue Armory Gala, and in the company’s 2013 Gala at the Apollo Theatre.

In 2015, she studied abroad in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s International Dance Program. In 2017, she attended Springboard Danse Montreal, performing works-in-progress by Peter Chu and Eva Kolarova in Montreal’s Usine C. Marie has presented her own work in Israel, and in 2016, she was selected to present her duet what lies beneath the surface at Dance Theatre of Harlem, NYC. Marie, inspired by her coworkers, received her Pilates certification from Balanced Pilates NYC this past Spring. She currently teaches at Balanced Pilates and Groundfloor Exercise, and teaches clients around the city.

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