Marielle McGregor is a 2010 graduate of SMU, where she earned a
BFA in dance performance and a BA in advertising with a creative emphasis. She is passionate about all forms of communication and has been telling stories since childhood - constantly searching for the right movement, word, or visual to connect with the viewer or reader.
Marielle is a founder of 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre and serves as the executive director, managing company business and equipping the company dancers and choreographers for success. During the day she works full-time as the Assistant Director of Campaign Strategy for Dallas College's Marketing and Communications department.
What Marielle loves most about 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre is that it provides an avenue for dance professionals to continue to perform at elite levels of dance while also allowing them the flexibility to work full-time in the career of their choice.
"It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Today dancers can also be wives, mothers and/or working career women. 6 o’Clock welcomes dancers of all industries, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. There is no mold here to conform to."
Marielle began her dance career at Ballet Met. Later, at SMU, she performed the works of many renowned choreographers, such as Eleo Pomare, Paul Taylor and Robert Battle. She has studied under celebrated dancers from a variety of modern backgrounds, including April Berry, Nina Watt, Ruth Andrien and Myra Woodruff. Marielle has danced with modern companies like Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Sandra Organ and Contemporary Ballet Dallas, to name a few.