Mary Guarnieri graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University
with duel concentrations in Acting and Musical Theater and a Minor
Mary currently works as a Resident Teaching Artist and Dance Coach with the Kimmel Center and Walnut Street Theatre, through which she runs several after school and during school drama clubs, workshops, residencies and programs. She has served as the Theatre and Musical Theatre director at Central High School of Philadelphia for the last 4 years. Mary also works with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's Performing Arts Department and continues to teach Master Classes at Dance Studios and Arts Centers throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area!
Mary works with students aged preschool through high school from the center of Philadelphia through the outer surrounding suburbs of the city. Her favorite thing about teaching theatre is watching young artists evolve and improve. She believes that theatre should be a safe space for all ages and levels and strives to foster a fun and creative environment while also focusing on establishing a strong technical foundation.
Mary holds her Yoga Certification from The Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India and is one of the founders of the Underground Yoga Club in Philadelphia. She strives to incorporate her expertise in yoga into her arts education to encourage balance, self reflection and body positivity.
She has performed across various stages in Philadelphia, including the
Walnut Street Theater and the Media Theater, with some of her favorite
credits including Athena in "The Odyssey," Erma in "Anything Goes,"
Laurey in "Oklahoma," and ESPN's "After Further Review"
(Television Program). Before discovering theater Mary spent a short time
Performing at The Academy of Music in the Pennsylvania Ballet's
"Sleeping Beauty," "Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Nutcracker."
Mary finds most reward and fulfillment through teaching and enriching young artists and performers of the future with all that she has learned and continues to learn. She hopes to inspire students as much as they inspire her.