Mary-Kate O’Toole is a Long Island native and graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in Dance from Hofstra University. While at Hofstra, O’Toole performed works by Doug Varone, David Parker, Rachel List, Claire Porter, Earl Mosley, Heather Waldon, Karla Wolfangle, and Anita Feldman.
O’Toole is a versatile dancer, actively training in modern, tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop. She has had the opportunity to perform at various dance festivals in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Cape Cod, Newburgh, and Maine.
O’Toole has been teaching and choreographing for the past 10 years. Her choreography has been shown at National Choreography Month at Mark Morris, New Works Series at the Emerging Arts Theatre, Dance Astoria, and twice at the American College Dance Association.
O’Toole has been working with children for the past 10 years in both Dance Education and Child Care. She has worked with students from birth to adulthood and believes in teaching through humor, positive encouragement, and open communication.
Currently, O’Toole is beginning to unveil her creative voice through her own emerging dance company. Her choreographic movement is inspired by human life and emotional connections while moving together in the same space.