Marie Larsson Sturdy
Marie Larsson Sturdy is born in Sweden and received her eduaction at the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm. Marie then went on to dance with companies such as Malmö Opera Ballet as a soloist and the Royal Swedish Ballet in the of repetoire of amongst others of George Balanchine, Hans Van Mannen, Maurice Béjart and Brigit Cullberg . After moving back to her home town of Uppsala she founded the company Focus Dance in 1997. Marie has been awarded many prizes including the Honoary Medal from the city of Uppsala for her achievments in Dance . During her time with Focus Dance Marie has both choroegraphed and created many principle roles ,cooperating with dancers from the Cullberg Ballet and The Royal Swedish Ballet. Marie also founded the Green House Dance Project a young Nordic dance Company in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Ballet school to give young dancers the oppotunity to perform and work with proffesional choreographers. Since 2012 Marie is the Artistic Director of Dans I Nord Sweden.