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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


MARY SEIDMAN is thrilled to be a part of the RIOULT Dance School for dance as it establishes its mission as an artistic beacon in the Queens community. She brings an impressive history of teaching and choreographing dance for all ages of learners and audiences to the RIOULT Dance School. Trained in the Cunningham technique, she is currently on the faculty and teaches all ages from child to adult at The Mark Morris Dance Center; The Alvin Ailey Outreach Arts in Education Program, and the Dance Education Lab at the 92nd Street Y.

Ms. Seidman earned an MS in Education from Lesley University, and an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. Her dance company, Mary Seidman and Dancers, has performed in many major NYC venues, to name a few: Carnegie Hall, BAM, The Guggenheim Museum, Symphony Space, LaMama, Danspace Project, River to River Festival, The World Science Festival, and numerous colleges and universities. Her choreography and teaching for school and family audiences has been produced by Young Audiences of NY, NJ, CT, Long Island BOCES, Guggenheim Learning Through Art, Bank Street School, among others.

Ms. Seidman’s writing about dance has been published in Dance Teacher magazine and Eye on the Arts, and her lectures on Dance Education and the history of the NEA have toured to several universities. She is Secretary of the American Dance Guild, which produces an annual festival featuring 30-35 contemporary choreographers.