Mary Jo Crews

Associate Director of the School of Ballet San Antonio

 

Joined SBSA:
2020

Mary Jo Crews was trained in classical ballet with Maria Carrera and Ana Garcia at Ballets de San Juan in Puerto Rico. As a company member, she danced the classics and works by resident choreographer Ramon Molina. During her time at BSJ, she worked with Frederic Franklin, Ivan Nagy, and Melissa Hayden and shared the stage with luminaries such as Rudolf Nureyev, Fernando Bujones, and Cynthia Gregory. Crews’ repertory includes The Sleeping Beauty, Le Bayadère, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, La Fille Mal Gardée, Terruño, Gisselle, Pas de Quatre, Carmen, and more. 

Crews served as faculty at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where during her tenure, she taught ballet technique and created multiple classical and Spanish character dances. While in Birmingham, she also served as adjunct faculty at Birmingham Southern College, under the direction of Mira Popovich.

Crews is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and Physical Education from Adelphi University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Samford University.

Currently, Crews is a 2nd year MFA in Choreography candidate at Jacksonville University in Florida.