Mariah Appleton is a professional choreographer, freelance performer, and dance educator, from Montgomery County, Maryland. She has been training in the art of dance since age two, in various genres including jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, tap, improvisation, composition, hip-hop, and modern. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Mariah has performed with various Maryland based companies, including ROOTED Dance Productions and Kinetics Professional Dance Company, as well as with the Backstreet Boys, at the NFL Pro Bowl. Mariah is a guest choreographer in the public school system in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Hartford, Howard, and Montgomery County. She is currently working with competitive companies, as a rehearsal director and choreographer, focusing on movement quality, technique, and proper education of the body. She has received numerous awards for her choreography in regional and national competitions, in the past decade, and had her work honored in many professional showcases. She is very excited to share her passion for performing arts and dance with the Center Stage dancers!