MARY DOLLAR

330 #2 Summit Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801

(415) 509-7854

maryldollar@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marydollar/

https://www.marydollardance.com

 

 

OBJECTIVE: Instructor in dance/fitness, choreography and/or costume design for dance studios, fitness centers, elementary, high school, university & theatre arts programs; enrichment/dance instructor for after school art programs; producer of cultural performances for touring or educational assemblies.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

(Feb-June, 2010) Artistic Director/Consultant, SF Carnaval, S F Cultural Arts Traditions, non-profit

* Served as Liaison between SFCAT Production Team, Contingent Leaders & SF Carnaval Community

* Assisted in Developing Contingent’s Artistic Presentation (Dance, Floats, Costumes)

* Assisted Marketing Director & SF Board President in Developing Fundraising Package & Sponsorships

* Coordinated Line-up of Performers for 3 Festival Stages and assisted in all official pre-Carnaval events

* Participated in Carnaval Arts Advisory Committee & Production Team Meetings

* Coordinated and Facilitated Monthly Contingent Leaders Meetings

  • Assisted Webmaster and Production Team in Providing Content for Website

 

(1993-present:) Artistic Director, Co-Founder, Choreographer, Costume Designer, Dancer, Dance Instructor

Samba do Coraçao, Brazilian Cultural Arts, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

* Direct performing company, choreograph dances for company, instruct students in dance program

  • Plan, organize & implement course of study. Handle bookings, auditions & administration 

* Design original theatrical costumes. Produced original music CD, videos and publicity material

  • Performed extensively in S F Bay Area, Nationally & Internationally. Clients include: World Arts West, Stanford University., Bill Graham Presents, Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre, City of Pleasanton, San Jose Jazz Festival, Voices of Latin Rock, California & Alaska State Fairs, City of La Paz, Bolivia & International Music Carnival, Shanghai, China

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

(2000-present) Geary Dance Center, FICA Studio, Mary Sano, Metronome, Cheryl Burke Dance (SF Bay); Instruct students in Dance Programs & Annual Showcase. Plan, organize & implement course of study.

(2009-2011) Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA, Instruct students in Brazilian Dance and Culture.

(1996-2006) (USCF) Instruct students in Dance & Fitness programs. Plan, organize and implement.

(2003-2005) The City of Pleasanton, Choreographer/Costume Designer for Youth/Adult Theater: (The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean and A Christmas Carol).

(2004) Daly City Peninsula Partnership, Enrichment Instructor, Brazilian Dance & Culture, 2nd-6th grades.

(1995) Center Stage, Choreographer, Summer Youth Production of “Corrine”, San Francisco Day School.

(1985-1989) Rhythm & Motion, Dance, Fitness Instructor, San Francisco.

 

 

AWARDS / COMMUNITY SERVICE / ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

(2010) Served as Artistic Director of San Francisco Carnaval

(2003) Special Achievement Award, Carnaval San Francisco

(2000-2004) Served on Carnaval SF, Evaluation Committee and Artistic Advisory Board 

(1993-2018) Top Award Winners, Carnaval SF, (Dance, Costumes, Music, Visuals & Overall Grand Prize)

(2005, 2001) Organized & conducted professional performing tours to Shanghai, China & Alaska

(1995-2005) Organized & conducted educational and cultural trips to Brazil, Bolivia and Mexico 

 

EXTENSIVE DANCE TRAINING: Afro-Brazilian, Brazilian Samba, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Dunham Technique, Zumba

EDUCATION B. A.:  Art History and Design, California State University, Chico

MASTER CLASSES: Creativity and Arts Education, California State University, San Francisco