Marie Buser

Marie began her training in Upstate New York at the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet with Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Supported by a dance and academic scholarship, she earned her BFA at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri-Kansas City. During this time, she also performed with the Kansas City Ballet in their 2011 production of Giselle, toured annually with the Albany Berkshire Ballet in The Nutcracker, and attended the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Summer Program.  She went on to dance professionally with American Contemporary Ballet, where she originated soloist roles in Lincoln Jones' L’Apotheose de Corelli and Serenade in La.  Since joining Ballet Quad Cities in 2012, Marie has been featured in works by Deanna Carter, Courtney Lyon, Dominic Walsh and Margaret Huling.  Some notable favorites include:  Courtney Lyon's Rite of Spring, the role of Lucy in Deanna Carter's Dracula, the Bride in Dominic Walsh's Die Hochzeit, and, most recently, the Firebird in Courtney Lyon's The Firebird.