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Martie Barylick

Martie Barylick, MA, CMA, teaches at New York University's Steinhardt School  and at Mason Gross School of the Arts in Rutgers University. She supervises student teachers for the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and for Hofstra University. She has taught dance since 1975 when she helped found the PACE Program, an integrated performing arts elective program at Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck NY. In 1981 that program was named by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as one of the ten best public school arts programs in the country. Currently in its 39th year, PACE is the most enduring non-pre-professional integrated performing arts program in New York State. At Mamaroneck, she produced and created lighting design for 900 student-choreographed dances and was the subject of the Getty documentary “Teaching In and Through the Arts.”  A graduate of Brown University, Barylick trained in ballet, tap, modern, and contact improvisation, studying with Alfredo Corvino, Ludmilla Raianova, Tonia Shimin, Jennifer Muller, Bill Evans, Lisa Kraus, and KJ Holmes. She has also studied composition with Alice Teirstein and Susan Rethorst. 

A Certified Movement Analyst, Barylick has taught at the Laban Institute in New York City, has provided professional development for teachers in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and is on the faculty at the Dance Education Laboratory in New York. She has published articles in DaedalusMovement Studies, and the Journal of Dance Education. A member of the National Dance Education Organization since its inception, she has presented at national conferences and served on its board of directors.

She maintains her integrated-arts identity by presenting at conferences sponsored by NYSTEA, the New York State Theatre Education Association, and she maintains her connection to dance scholarship by reviewing and editing for the online Journal of Laban Movement Studies.