All about Mary


Mary Davies is an established independent artist who began her career working in Europe working alongside directors and choreographers in theatre-based dance.

As a freelance artist she teaches and choreographs within the community and continues to deliver a variety of projects.

Her role within DanceEast, regional dance agency for the east of England, is as artistic director for performance companies Encore East and Dance Unlimited. She regularly teaches contemporary technique and delivers movement classes for older dancers.



Recently, Mary has joined forces with Lynnette King under the name Max & Wayne Dance Theatre.

Together they research and develop new methods by which to create and share work both on location and in the theatre.

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After training at Northern School of Contemporary dance, Leeds, Mary travelled in Europe where she spent many months collaborating with artists of all disciplines, making work to perform in theatres and on location.

She continued working for various theatre directors aboard while developing her own choreographic vocabulary.

When touring with companies including The Cholmondeleys and Earthfall Dance Company, Mary began showcasing her work,  Step21.

She continues to make and share work within the community and her most recent commission with Ipswich Choral Society involved an animator, film maker, poets, actors,  community and professional dancers and 100 choir members and musicians.

On similar sized projects, she has delivered for Wayne McGregor, Tom Hobden (UNIT) and New Art Club. She has also worked with Maresa von Stockert and Rachael Nanyanjo.

As a core tutor for DanceEast Mary also delivers Dance To Health in the community as part of a falls prevention programme.

In  2019 she completed an Art Therapy and Wellbeing Foundation course at Hertfordshire University and will begin an MA at the Royal Central School of speech and Drama in the autumn.


The Space Between HOST DanceEast/ RE:Ignite, Hertfordshire2019

WWW1:Ipswich Remembers The Corn Exchange2018

The Inkwell Project DanceEast2017

Rock, Paper, Scissors DanceEast2016

BELONGING(s) Tilted Productions 2015

Finding Home Unit 2015

Hercules New Art Club 2014

Big Dance Wayne McGregor 2013