Marilyn Byers, artistic director, choreographer,
and dance educator for The Dance Dimension,
designed, developed and directed the original Howard
County Gifted and Talented dance program, and
more recently participated in developing the Prince
George's County magnet school arts program on all
In 1987, she was chosen as one of seven Kennedy
Center Teacher Fellows to represent the US in Arts
Dialogue Australia in celebration of their Bicentennial.
During the Summer of 1989, Ms. Byers and dancers
attended a performing arts festival in Nancy, France,
where she performed and choreographed a piece in
commemoration of the French Bicentennial. In 1991
she traveled with a Kennedy Center delegation to
Finland and the Soviet Union again to participate in
an Arts Dialogue.
Marilyn Byers is also the Artistic Director of the Hopkins Dance Company at the Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms Byers was also awarded the prestigious Art
Educator of the year in 2000 in Howard County and was nominated for the Maryland
Governors Medal in the Arts - 2001. Ms. Byers is also the artistic director of the
Johns Hopkins Modern Dance Company.
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