Mary Chris DeBelina | Dance
Mary Chris DeBelina’s focus since 2008 has been primarily teaching children creative dance and raising her growing family. MC studied Biology and Dance at Dartmouth College (B.A. 2005) and combined her two passions at Sarah Lawrence College receiving an MFA in Dance (2008). Her thesis work focused on the links between science and art.
After having four children, MC is excited to be finding her way back to dance again. MC can be found dancing in Montpelier, Vermont, hiking up mountains or folding mountains of laundry. Formally, she dances with Willow Wonder and Hannah Dennison, has shown her own work at Phantom Theater, and teaches at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, The Everything Space and Montpelier Senior Activity Center.
In 2005, MC founded the Hopkins Center’s Children’s Creative Dance Program at Dartmouth and taught every class until 2012 when her family relocated to Philadelphia. As a faculty member at Dartmouth she was fortunate to perform with, and choreograph for, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and was a frequent guest teacher.
In Philadelphia, MC was fortunate to meet Keila Cordova and was introduced to Dance for PD. She attended the Teacher Training Workshop in Brooklyn in 2013 and taught movement for Parkinsons classes for two years in Philadelphia. She now teaches with Sara McMahon here in Montpelier.
MC (b.1982) was raised in Chicago, Illinois. MC finds dance in everything and currently her biggest inspirations are her four tiniest dancers.