Mary Robare

Mary Robare, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Shenandoah University, is a dance teacher, choreographer, coach and former Broadway performer. A graduate of the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York City, she performed on Broadway in Little Me, On Your Toes, Wind in the Willows and Singin’ in the Rain; in National Tours of A Chorus Line, On Your Toes, and Nunsense (reprising the role of “Sister Mary Leo” that she originated in the first full-length production); in the MGM movie, Those Lips, Those Eyes; as a soloist for a year with the Garden State Ballet, and in numerous industrial shows and television commercials. She worked as Randolyn Zinn’s assistant choreographer on Broadway and at the New York City Opera, and served as a dancer, dance captain and assistant to the legendary Agnes de Mille during pre-production of her ballet, The Informer, which was produced by American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House.

​Robare’s choreography has been seen in Shenandoah University’s following productions: Most Happy Fella’, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Chorus Line (which she co-directed with Jonathan Flom), She Loves Me, On the Town, Good News, Pippin, The Mikado, Take it Easy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Playground, Children of Eden, and HMS Pinafore; in Mercersburg Academy’s production of Urinetown which won Totem Pole Playhouse’s 2015 Outstanding Musical Production Number award; and in eight SSMT shows.

She teaches multiple genres of dance to youth at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy and has choreographed dozens of musicals for middle and high schools. The recipient of an Outstanding Educator Citation from the Governor’s School of Virginia and an Artie Award from the Shenandoah Arts Council, she holds a BA (Regents) from WVU.

Associated Productions
Chicago (2013)
State Fair (1998)

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