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Mary Ellen Carafice is a Brooklyn based Dancer & Choreographer. Hailing from Rochester NY, Carafice holds an AS in Social and Behavioral Science & a BA Dance from Hunter College. Carafice has performed works by Ivy Baldwin, Monica Bill Barnes, Yoshiko Chuma, Mariangela Lopez, Kendra Portier, Alwin Nikolais, The No Collective, and Melissa West and has recently traveled to Australia and Argentina to study with Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin, Al Wunder and Biblioteca Popular Juventud Moderna, respectively. She is a Gilman Award Recipient and was a teaching artist for Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island April 2013 programming at The Curiosity Project.