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Happy Birthday Miss Marianne!

Since the early 2000s, Miss Marianne has been one of our talented ballet teachers for the competition classes at Fitzsimmons Dance Factory. To us, she represents the meaning of dedication, strength, and is ultimately our warrior. Miss Marianne has been seven years cancer free! Since today is her birthday, we wanted everyone to get to know the Miss Marianne that we all know and love.

What is your first memory as a dancer?

First dance recital- jazz dance to the Pink Panther movie...covered in hot pink sequin costume!

What drew you to dance?

The movie called the "Red Shoes." I danced around the house when I was 6 yrs old after seeing it.

What is your funniest memory dancing in class or on stage?

When I slipped on my pointe shoe performing the vision scene in act 2 of Sleeping Beauty and fell on my "popo" and slid downstage. The audience on stage left saw me sliding towards them and I heard the "awwhhhhhh" noises from the orchestra section! ughhhhh...

What dancer was your inspiration growing up?

Patricia McBride- former soloist with NYC ballet.

How many years have you been teaching?

Umpteen plus!

What's your favorite part of teaching?

Soaking in the energy and excitement from all dancers of all ages.

What's the most recent played song on your iPod?

Forest Gump Suite

What's your favorite...

TV show- Without a doubt "Breaking Bad."

Movie- Tutu many to pick just one.

Broadway show- I am not embarrassed to say I have seen Les Miserables 38 times on Broadway with original cast members...and my next fav...I cannot just pick one...would be "Blood Brothers." I saw the original cast, Petula Clark,Carol King; then I have to add the great and amazing Bernatdette Peters in SONG and DANCE!

Dancer- MY NEXT HUSBAND IN MY FUTURE LIFE IS - Misha Baryshnikov!

Season- SUMMER

Food- Sushi and sashimi.

Tell us about your family:

Now that my 3 sons are all grown up and married...would they PLAAAAAEEEZZZEEEEE give me a grandDAUGHTER...anytime boys...anytime... :)

Thanks Miss Marianne for taking the time out to share alittle bit about yourself...and of course, Happy Birthday!

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