Mary Elizabeth Tinervin, MA
Mary Elizabeth Tinervin is from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where she was fortunate to have been trained by Karena Brock-Carlyle who was named a principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre in 1973, and her husband John Carlyle who danced professionally with City Center Dance Theatre, the Tampa Ballet and the Savannah Ballet.
In high school she had the opportunity to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied with Melissa Hayden, Gina Vidal, Nina Danilova, and Frank Smith. She also attended summer intensives at the American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet Theatre, Juilliard School, Columbia City Ballet and ConfiDance in Amsterdam.
She graduated from Dean College with a B.A. magna cum laude in Dance Performance, during which time she also was a company member with PVB Repertory Company. After graduating from college she danced with Spindle City Ballet, Margot Parsons Dance Visions, Island Moving Company as well as teaching at Dean College and local studios all over the Boston area. She then went on to New York University receiving a M.A. in Teaching Dance in the Professions with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre Pedagogy.
Her focus as a teacher has been to ensure that her students build a core foundation of dance technique that includes a philosophy and methodology in all forms of dance, and an intellectual curiosity to understand how dance is evolving in today’s society. She has focused on different styles of learning, helping shape young and impressionable minds in a nurturing environment to reach their full potential as a individual, student and for a career in dance.