Mary Jane Houdina​​

RC '65 - '67
Director/Choreographer
Mary Jane's natural ability to choreograph and direct, led her quickly down a path that reflects working as the associate choreographer for the movie The Great Gatsby, tap consultant for Peter Allen at Radio City Music Hall, and choreographer for Into The Light.   Her many regional productions led to being the recipient of the 1998 Barrymore Award for her choreography of Crazy For You at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia; and, Barrymore Nominee in 2001 for Singing In The Rain and again in 2006 for 42nd Street.  Television, Industrials, the Miss America Pageant and even a 50's rock and roll review in Seoul, Korea has seen her work.  

Today, she is inspiring the next generation by teaching throughout the US.  She has been on the faculty for all the major dance organizations, taught at The New Dance Group in N.Y.C. and has been an adjunct professor at Pace University Briarcliff, NY.   You can find her regularly at the Logrea Dance Academy in Ossining, NY.  Besides dance she is also certified in Pilates Mat.
  
She continues to direct, choreograph, teach and even play in a steel band while living upstate with her husband, Cole, and 6 furry friends! 
M​ary Jane, like many of the young women from The Rehearsal Club, began her career working with some of the best choreographers in the business like Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Alan Johnson, Tony Stevens and Peter Gennaro in ten Broadway musicals.  While on Broadway, she was associate choreographer for the original Annie and like the many circles that have brought all our Rehearsal Club alums together again, Mary Jane choreographed and directed Westchester Broadway's 2017 critically-acclaimed production of Annie.