Mary Rose Gibson began studying dance at the age of ten when she was accepted into the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre where she trained and performed for eight years. She then attended Brenau University where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Dance and a minor in Small Business Management. During her time at Brenau, she was a company member with the Gainesville Ballet Company, under the directorship of Diane Callahan, in which she had the opportunity to dance in both classical and contemporary ballet works. Some of her roles included “Dew Drop Fairy” and “Arabian Soloist” in The Nutcracker, “Elsa” in A Frozen Ballet, and the “Fairy Godmother” in Into Grimm’s Woods. In addition, she has performed works from notable choreographers such as Kassandra Taylor Newberry, Arturo Fernandez, and Armando Luna. Mary Rose has received additional training through summer programs with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Ballet Magnificat!. She now dances professionally with City Gate Dance Theater in Atlanta where she has performed choreography by artists such as Jennifer Davis and Anthony Burrell. She has taught ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, and modern at studios such as the Georgia Dance Conservatory and the Gainesville School of Ballet. This is her first season teaching at Showbiz, and she is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to its students!