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Marianne freelances as a stage director, choreographer, fight director, and movement coach. She is Associate Professor and Head of Movement for the MFA Acting and BA Drama programs at the University of Virginia. She has directed fights for North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Ashlawn Opera Company and several universities. Fight directing credits include: The Beaux Stratagem, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Private Lives, Don Giovanni, Henry IV:I, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night and Othello. A biomechanics specialist, she authored the chapter on Meyerhold in the book "Movement for Actors." In addition to stage combat and biomechanics, Marianne also teaches period styles, Laban, neutral mask, physical comedy, ballroom dance, and devised theatre. Marianne has been a resident guest artist at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Accademia d'elle Arte and the University of Connecticut, and on the faculties of the University of Kansas, Boston University and Emerson College. Marianne is past-Treasurer for the Association of Theater Movement Educators (ATME). She holds an MA from Tufts University and an MFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts.