Horton Contemporary/ Ballet Instructor
Marcia Studied modern dance at McMaster University’s Centre for Dance Performance in Hamilton, ON from 1998-2001 and most recently at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in NYC, where she studied the dance technique of Lester Horton under Ana Marie Forsythe. While in Ontario, she danced with the Hamilton Dance Company and Parahumans Dance Theatre under the direction of Dave Wilson. Performances include: Guelph and Dundas Contemporary Dance Festivals, Hamilton Art Gallery shows as well as 8:08 Series, and Chimera Project, Toronto. She has traveled to Oklahoma and Detroit for the American College Dance festivals to perform and study the dance disciplines of contemporary, jazz, and African dance.
In 2010, Marcia co-founded Connection Dance Works Inc. and acted as co-director for the company from 2010-2015. Marcia coordinated the Artist in Residency School Program with support from the Province of New Brunswick and regularly taught an improvisation series for the company. Marcia currently teaches the contemporary dance program at Rothesay Ballet School and acts as resident choreographer for the school.
Recently, she has danced in works by: Vanessa Goodman, Darryl Tracy, Meagan O’Shea, Sarah Johnson Power and Stefanie Mayhew. Marcia's most recent choreographic projects include: Petticoat Captain, in collaboration with videographer John Marshall, which was supported by artsnb, Under Sail, performed at the NB Museum and supported by the Saint John Community Arts Funding Program, and Hot Thoughts Disrupted, a duet that debuted at Connection Dance Works’ PERSPECTIVE in 2011. Marcia’s most recent collaboration was with cellist Katie Bestvater. The piece, entitled Spill Herself Away, debuted at the Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival 2016 with support from artsnb. Marcia’s choreography has been performed at Contact East 2015 (Charlottetown), IMPACTfest (Atlantic Ballet Theatre, Moncton), PERSPECTIVE (Saint John), Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival and as ‘Artist in Resident’ at Theatre New Brunswick.