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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Margot Parsons

lecturer in dance


Ballet Essentials
Intermediate Ballet I & II

Margot Parsons has been an instructor of ballet at Boston College for the past twenty-five years, and currently teaches a three-credit course that includes ballet technique, history of ballet, and anatomy of dance for ballet dancers.  She also teaches ballet at Boston University, Suffolk University, The Dance Complex, Dean College, Ballet Theatre of Boston, and previously taught for fourteen years at Harvard University.

Her early training in ballet was in Chicago with Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay and with Eric Braun and Phyllis Sabold.  Later she studied in New York with Maggie Black, Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis, at the Harkness School, and at the Graham Studio. She has studied choreography with Anna Sokolow and Bessie Schoenberg.  She was invited to dance with Agnes de Mille, and Pearl Lang; she performed with numerous companies in New York City including Choreoconcerts, Larry Richardson, Yuriko, The Ballet Ensemble of New York, and in the City Center production of the “King and I.”  

In Boston she has performed with Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company and with the original cast of “A Dancer’s Christmas.”  She has received grants and awards for her choreography, which is regularly presented by members of her own company, DanceVisions, Inc., and by students at Boston University, Boston College, and Wellesley College.  She has also choreographed for Across the Ages Dance, Boston Ballet II, and, in New York City, BalletNY.

Along with being a producer for her own company, she is a founding producer for the highly acclaimed “Dance on the Top Floor” and also for “Dancers at the Robsham.”

She has a BS from the University of Wisconsin and an MA with honors from the University of Utah. Please visit the DanceVisions website at