by Mary Nesvadba
I started dancing at age 3 and knew from that moment on, dance would be my career choice. I was truly fortunate to have danced professionally with the Fort Worth Ballet, The Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The First National Tour of Movin’ Out, and also, on Broadway with Movin’ Out.
After having a long career as a professional dancer, I decided to retire, which ended up being the hardest and most difficult time in my life. So for a few years, I lived life as a non-dancer and although I had found a good job, I felt as though I had truly lost myself.
I went to Chicago a couple of years ago to dance in a surprise performance for a dear friend/choreographer and was reunited with my beautiful Chicago dance family! During that weekend, I found out about this new dance fitness class called BeMoved via my post-professional dancer friends who were BeMoved Instructors. I spoke to Sherry Zunker, Founder and Creator of BeMoved®, and after that conversation, I decided I had to be a part of this amazing new dance experience.
CTFD allowed me the opportunity to pursue this exciting instructor career with BeMoved by awarding me with the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship. BeMoved has brought me back to my love for dance and music and has allowed me to teach and share this wonderful dance experience with others in NYC! I am thrilled for this exciting new chapter in my dance career!!!