Mari Juras, a native of the Pacific Northwest, received her early training at Portland Youth Ballet, under the tutelage of Diane Zink and Tresa Cooper. She began her professional training with Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, California. While training and dancing professionally, Mari has also been teaching students of various ages. From Creative Movement all the way up to adult classes consisting of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. You can find her in many studios around the Portland area teaching or taking classes. Mari has most recently performed with skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE and Eowyn Emerald & Dancers.