Marsha Guirlande Pierre is a Haitian-American freelance artist based in Bronx, New York, who began her dance training at Knecht Dance Academy (Levittown, Pennsylvania) under the direction of Elise Knecht. She graduated from Montclair State University, with a BFA in Dance Performance. She is a 4-year Dean’s List student and a two-time recipient of the Jeanne Wade Henningburg Scholarship for the Performing Arts. Throughout college, Ms. Pierre has performed works by Camille A. Brown, Bill T. Jones, Daniel Shapiro and Joanie Smith, Frederick Earl Mosley, Christian Von Howard, and Alwin Nikolais. Outside of Montclair State repertory she has performed professional works with Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, The Nathaniel Hunt Project, VOID, Padierna Dance Project and The Lab by SGalberth. Her professional experience gave her the opportunity to perform under choreographers such as Clifton Brown, Frederick Earl Mosley, Maxine Steinmen, Cemre Su Salur, Patrick Coker, Antonio Brown, and Nathaniel Hunt. Since graduating, Ms. Pierre has worked with Gaspard & Dancers as well as Maxine Steinmein & Dancers. She joined Limón Dance Company as an apprentice during their 2019-2020 season. To further her training she attended Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Scholarship. Ms. Pierre also interned for Sidra Bell Dance New York, and is a current member of ARTS by the People, a non-profit organization where she coordinates educational art programs for groups ranging from after school programs to senior living activities. Ms. Pierre is very pleased and excited to join Carolyn Dorfman Dance for her first season this year.

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