Mary Jane Houdina
Mary Jane was associate choreographer for the movie THE GREAT GATSBY and tap consultant for Peter Allen at Radio City Music Hall. On Broadway she was associate choreographer for the original ANNIE and choreographer for INTO THE LIGHT. Regional theatres have seen her work in a myriad of musicals, including OKLAHOMA!, FOLLIES and SHOWBOAT with stars Jean Stapleton, Juliette Prowse, and Gavin MacLeod. Mary Jane danced in ten Broadway shows with theater greats Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Alan Johnson, Tony Stevens, and Peter Gennaro. She also had the pleasure of being in Peter Gennaro’s night club act as well.
She is the 1998 Barrymore Award recipient for her choreography for CRAZY FOR YOU at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and nominee in 2001 for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN; in 2006 for 42ND ST and in 2017 received the Dancers Over 40 Legacy Award. Mary Jane taught for all the major dance organizations as well as being an adjunct professor at Pace University. She plays bass drums in the band STEELE PASSION, is a grandma twice over and lives with her husband Cole north of NYC with their 5 furry friends!