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Margot Parsons

lecturer in dance

Courses: Beginning Ballet, Intermediate Ballet

Margot Parsons did her first plié at age eight, made her first dance at fourteen, and was invited to join Ballet Theater at fifteen. She trained in Chicago with Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay; in New York with Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis, with Maggie Black, at the Martha Graham Studio; and danced with Choreoconcerts, Yuriko, Larry Richardson, The Ballet Ensemble of New York, and in the City Center production of The King and I, and was invited to work in the companies of Pearl Lang and Agnes de Mille. In Boston she performed with the Ken Pierce Baroque Company.

Margot received her BS at the University of Wisconsin and her MA with honors at the University of Utah. Currently she teaches ballet at Boston University, Boston College, Harvard University, Dance Complex, and Suffolk University and choreographs for her company, DanceVisions, Inc. She was a producer and choreographer for the highly acclaimed Dance on the Top Floor and has set her choreography on numerous companies including Boston Ballet II.

She was in the first performance of A Dancer’s Christmas and later served as Director of Marketing for the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble and for six years served on the Boston Dance Alliance board. In 1999 she was awarded the Dance Belt for her contribution to dance in Boston.

She has choreographed over 60 works and performed in theaters and studios in New York, Boston, Chicago, and other cities in the U.S. and Europe. In 2004 the Boston Herald chose her as one of the top two choreographers in Boston.