Assistant Professor in Residence – Performance
Department of Dramatic Arts
802 Bolton Rd., Unit 1127
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1127
Marie Boyette is a new Assistant Professor in Residence in the University of Connecticut’s Dramatic Arts Department this year. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities include teaching various movement disciplines that assist in the development of professional actors including movement analysis, acrobatics, and period dance. She also works as a dance choreographer, movement coach, and fight choreographer for the Connecticut Repertory Theater.
Marie comes from a long background in movement. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Theater Pedagogy with a specific emphasis on movement and choreography and a BA in Theater from the University of Florida. She was a competitive gymnast for twelve years, competed at the national level, and won many awards at the state, regional, and national level. Additionally she has taught and coached award winning national leve gymnasts for nine years, with a special emphasis on floor, beam, and dance for gymnasts. She has trained in stage combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. Currently she is finishing the certification program at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies where she will earn the title Certified Movement Analyst, CMA. She has studied aerial circus arts with Tiza Garland at the University of Florida and Activated Isolated Stretching with movement expert and modern dancer Chris Rusch.