Mary Lloyd was born and raised in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and grew up dancing with the Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy. Her favorite role there was performing in the chimney sweep ensemble from Mary Poppins. She graduated from Anderson University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Dance Business. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre, improv, and world dance. In April 2019, she performed in her first professional show with the world premiere of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s production of Exodus, an adaptation of the story of Moses. She previously performed in Cuchi Cuchi and Trail of Tears, two pieces featured at Anderson University that were also set by guest choreographer Gregory Hancock. Mary has also performed in pieces choreographed by Christine Thacker, Erich Yetter, and Shauna Steele. She performed with Light of the World Ballet’s summer outreach program for two summers in Syracuse, NY.
In November of 2018, Mary made her choreographic debut at Anderson University’s “Fall Into Dance” with her piece Zerebethsra, a piece about a little girl who’s vivid imagination comes to life, and she finds herself sucked into the world that she created. Mary recently worked as a dance instructor/choreographer for the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA’s Playhouse Division. Before her time at Anderson University, she previously studied theatre production at Liberty University for a year and a half, and was involved behind the scenes with productions such as Everyman and Meet Me in St. Louis.
Mary is currently attending Liberty University’s Graduate Program, working toward a Masters Degree in Business Administration: Non-Profit Leadership Management. She is very excited to join the ESA family, and utilize her love of dancing and teaching to glorify God and bless others.