Maryann Arnita Payne has been dancing with 6 o’clock Dance Theatre for one year now and has been dancing professionally for the past 5 years performing across the USA and abroad. Maryann has worked as a dancer and performer in live concert dance shows, musical theater, music videos, televised award shows, synchronized swimming, independent short films, onboard cruise ships and at community events and festivals.
She has worked with and performed the works of choreographers such as Troy Powell, Margo Sappington, Zach Law Ingram, Chuck Davis, Christopher Huggins and Peter London. She has been training professionally at schools and gained scholarships to programs such as Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Dance Theater of Harlem. Payne continues her training and performing with 6DT as she strives to cross new boundaries and experience the world through dance.