Mary Teuscher is a bilingual teacher, freelance dancer and choreographer from Providence, Rhode Island. As an educator, Mary values inquiry and student centered learning. As a performer she values risk taking and authenticity. Originally a visual artist, Mary did not begin her formal dance training until age 18 when she began learning dances of the African Diaspora with Donna Mejia. Since that time she has become increasingly dedicated to the use of the imagination as a neuromuscular force, working mostly with postmodern and contemporary dance. She holds a B.A in Spanish from Colorado College and is certified in elementary education for grades one through six, receiving her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Brown University in 2015. Mary has worked with children and adults of all ages while teaching and performing throughout the U.S, Mexico, Ecuador and Puerto Rico. Since 2013 she has been performing with Boston based Zoe Dance, under the artistic direction of Callie Chapman. Zoe Dance has presented current work at the Boston Center for the Arts, Somerville’s Art Beat, Boston’s Outside the Box Festival, the Dance Complex’s Catalyst series, South Boston Illuminus Festival and the Boston Conservatory’s Alumni Weekend 2015. Most recently Mary’s own choreography has been shown in Ten Tiny Dances at Providence’s PVD Fest and Jose Mateo’s Dance for World Community Festival in Cambridge. Through this work Mary feeds her love for exploration and encourages others to recognize the arts as ways of knowing.