Classical Ballet - Pointe
Ms. McCutchan holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Dance from the University of California where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Dance, a full scholarship. She was also awarded a scholarship in Dance to Brigham Young University. She received her Pilates training at Loma Linda University in Redlands, California. Ms. McCutchan has taught Ballet and Pilates in California, Utah and at Brigham Young University. She has been a teacher at summer programs for Linda Fenton Dance Studio, Riverside Ballet Arts, Utah Dance Artists and Brigham Young University. She served as Mountain West Ballet’s Artistic Director (2000-2004) and as a Rehearsal Assistant (1997-2000), creating various choreographic pieces during her time at Mountain West Ballet. As a performer, she danced such leading roles as The Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Swanhilda (Coppelia), and many other soloist roles. Marcia believes that every parent and student have different goals for the study of Ballet. As a teacher it is important to have honor and respect for each student and their needs. Teaching them to better understand their body and to learn to love to dance throughout their life is what it’s all about. Marcia’s passion is using her knowledge of Pilates and dance medicine to help each student better achieve their body’s fullest potential.
Education and Professional Experience:
- Bachelor of Art Degree in Dance - University of California
- Pilates Training - Loma Linda University
- Dancing the same recurring character role consecutively for twenty years in The Nutcracker. Riverside Ballet, Riverside, California