Marie C. Percy


Member: ATME, Yoga Alliance, AAUP, IDI

Dramatic Arts Department                                       

802 Bolton Road Unit 1127                                        

Storrs CT 06269                                                                     Cell 941-219-2328

Work 860-486-6226


2012 M.F.A., Theater Pedagogy, Movement, and Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University Thesis: Laban, the Swiss Army Knife of Movement Theories

2009 B.A. Theater, Minor Mathematics, University of Florida Graduated Cum laude

Training and Certifications

2018 60+ Hour Choreographer Intensive, Intimacy Directors International Teachers Tonia Sina, Claire Warden, Alicia Rodis

2017 200 Hour RYT, Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance certified program at Samadhi Yoga Studio Teacher Anne Falkowski

2013 C.M.A, Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies Final Project: A Theoretical Field Day: A Space Harmony Exploration of the Cantellated Cube

Laban Movement Analysis

Bartenieff Fundamentals

Acting –Michael Chekhov Technique  Josh Chenard, certified instructor of the Michael Chekhov Technique

Mime  David Leong

Choreography and Musical Story Telling  Patti D’beck

Stage Combat Tiza Garland, SAFD Recommended and Examiners Award for Excellence

Contact Improvisation

Aerial/Circus Arts Tiza Garland, Thirteen years trampoline, tumbling, and acrobatics.

DanceTraining in jazz, ballet, and modern dance styles.

Activated Isolated Stretching Chris Rusch.

Ashtanga Yoga Studied at Ashtanga Yoga of Richmond

USAG Safety Certified

Gymnastics National level competitor

Teaching Experience

2017 – Present Yoga Teacher at Storrs Yoga and Samadhi Yoga 

2012 – Present Assistant Professor in Residence University of Connecticut

Stage Movement VI DRAM 4812-001

Stage Movement V DRAM 4811 – 001

Stage Movement II DRAM 1802-001

Stage Movement I DRAM 1801 – 001

Performance Techniques DRAM 3721-001

Exploration of Movement DRAM 2800 – 001

Studies in Movement for the Actor DRAM 5800- 002

Studies in Movement for the Actor DRAM 5801 – 001

2010 – 2012 Adjunct Professor/Teaching Assistant Virginia Commonwealth University

Creating the Body of the Character THEA 491-006

Intro to Theater THEA 212-001

Public Speaking for Professionals THEA 321

Public Speaking THEA 121

Stage Combat – Summer Arts Intensive

Undergraduate Acting 1 THEA 114 (TA)

Undergraduate Acting 2 THEA 214 (TA)

Movement for the Actor  THEA 204 (TA)

Musical Theater THEA 312-001 (TA)

Audition Technique THEA 315 (Guest Artist)

Advanced Movement for the Actor THEA 312-003 (Guest Artist)

2012 Southeastern Theater Conference 

                            “The Body as Inspiration: An Intro to Laban’s Efforts” –  workshop

2010 – 2012 Christian Youth Theater 

Advanced Acting, Stunts and Stage Combat, Intro to Broadway Dance

2010 – 2012 High School Guest Artist (2010-2012)

Audition Technique- Waterbury School of the Arts, Hartford Academy

Movement for the Actor – Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

Period Movement and French Farce – Henrico High School Center for Arts

Stage Combat – Appomatax Regional Governor’s School

2003 – 2013 Gymnastics 

Frog Bridge Gymnastics (2012-2013), Richmond Olympiad (2009 – 2012), Gainesville YMCA (2007-2009), Sarasota YMCA (2003-2009)

Creative Work

Dance/Intimacy/Fight Choreography and Movement Coaching (Sample)

2018 Good Children – Intimacy Choreographer, World Premier Connecticut Repertory Theater (CRT)

2018 Grapes of Wrath – Dance/Intimacy Choreographer, CRT

2018 As You Like It – Choreographer, Movement Coach, CRT

2018 She Kills Monsters – Choreographer, CRT

2017 That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her – Movement Coach, CRT

2017 Eurydice – Movement Director, CRT

2017 Waiting for Lefty – Movement Coach, CRT

2017 Beside Myself – Movement Director, New Play Development

2016 Together – Movement Director, New Play Workshop

2015 Sense and Sensibility – Choreographer, CRT

2015 Twelfth Night – Movement Coach, Fight Choreographer CRT

2015 Legally Blonde – Choreographer, Newington Children’s Theater

2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Choreographer/Movement Coach, CRT

2015 Band of the Black Hand – Choreographer, CRT in collaboration with Split Knuckle Theater

2014 Mother Courage – Movement Consultant, Arena Stage

2013 Three Musketeers – Dance Choreographer, CRT

2013 Big Love – Dance, Fight Choreographer/ Movement Coach, CRT

2013 Hairspray – Assistant Choreographer, CRT

2013 His Girl Friday – Movement Coach, CRT

2012 Romeo and Juliet – Dance Choreographer, CRT

2012 O Beautiful – Fight Choreographer, CRT

2012 Godspell – Choreographer, The Prizery

2012 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Choreographer, Theater VCU

2012 Sweeny Todd – Movement Coach, Maggie Walker High School

2011 Jack and the Wonderbeans – Choreographer and Movement coach, VCU Players

2011 Grease – Fight Choreographer, Theater VCU

2011 Shakespeare’s R&J – Movement Coach/Fight Choreographer, Theater VCU

2010 White Christmas – Assistant Choreographer to Patti D’Beck, Barksdale Theater

2010 Godspell – Choreographer, Shafer Street Playhouse

2010 Little Women – Fight Choreographer, Appomatax Regional Governors School

2010 42nd Street – Assistant Choreographer to Patti D’Beck, Pioneer Theater Company

2010 The Who’s Tommy – Associate Choreographer, Theater VCU

2009 Peter and the Wolf – Assistant Choreographer to Patti D’Beck, Imagination Stage

2005 – 2012 – Choreographer gymnastics routines for beam and floor

Interdisciplinary Projects

2017 – Space Harmony Reimagined, Collaboration with Counterproof Press at UConn

2016-2017 – Visualizing Space Harmony

Gallery Shows

2017 – See Me, Feel Me at Spectrum Gallery

2016 – Visualizing Space Harmony at Art Space Willimantic


2018 Coming Home: Physical Practices for Overcoming Adversity – Two chapters and book outline drafted, currently seeking representation 

2015 Movement Choirs and the Nazi Olympics – Chapter 37 of The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

2010 Movement Choirs and the Nazi Olympics: Reflections of the German Volkpanelist, American Society of Theater Research

Grants and Awards

2018 Project: Intimacy Director’s International Pedagogy Intensive

         Sponsor: AAUP travel fund

         Amount: $2,000

2017 Project: Visualizing Space Harmony                             2012 Project: SETC Workshop

Sponsor: School of Fine Arts Dean’s Grant, UConn              Sponsor: VCU Travel Grant

Amount: $4,244                                                                           Amount: $500


2010 Project: ASTR Paper Presentation, Travel Grant        2010 Project: 42nd Street

Sponsor: VCU Travel Grant                                                       Sponsor: VCU Travel Grant

Amount: $300                                                                              Amount: $300

Competitive Gymnastics Awards (Sample)

2005            Level 9 2nd Place Floor Exercise Eastern National Championships

2005            Championship Division 2nd Place Floor Exercise YMCA Nationals, Score 9.7

2005         All American YMCA Nationals 6th Place All Around

2004 – 2005 Level 9 Eastern National Championships Competitor

2004            Level 9 State Floor Champion

2003            All American YMCA Nationals 5th Place All Around

2000 – 2005 YMCA National Championships Competitor – top ten finishes on all four events

University and Community Service

2018 Performance Committee on Intimacy in Performance

2018 Wrote departmental guidelines on Intimacy in Performance

2017 – Present  Volunteer Foster home for rescue dogs with Double Dog Rescue

2012 – Present  BFA Acting Recruitment Committee and Juror Panel

2016 – 2017      BFA Junior Academic Advisor

Supplemental Materials Available Upon Request

Personal Teaching Philosophy


UConn First Year BFA Acting Movement 1 – Stage Movement I DRAM 1801 – 001

UConn Third Year BFA Acting Movement 6 – Stage Movement VI DRAM 4812-001

UConn Aerial Dance Techniques – Performance Technique DRAM 3721 – 001

UConn Movement for Non-Majors – Exploration of Movement DRAM 2800 – 001

Creative Work

For Movement Coaching and Dance/Fight Choreography video and images visit 

For Interdisciplinary Visual Art visit

Letters of Reference


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