Marci Tuttle Bendheim

Marci Tuttle Bendheim
Marci Tuttle Bendheim comes to the Maple Conservatory from the University of California, Irvine where she earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance. Originally, Ms. Bendheim is from Utah where she earned her undergraduate degree in Dance Education at Brigham Young University and was actively involved in dance education in the public school systems as well as Utah Valley University as an adjunct faculty member.

Ms. Bendheim has performed in a wide range of choregraphed pieces with various professional and pre-professional companies including: the Merce Cunningham Dance Project (which resulted in a documentary titled “A Merce Happening in the Making” that aired on KOED); an untitled collaborative improvisation with New York’s Corbin Dance at the Laguna Dance Festival; Vacant House with Loretta Livingston and Dancers; Persuasion and Vacant House in the Dance Vision concert at UC Irvine; and the NYU Telematic Performance in New York.

Ms. Bendheim has choreographed numerous dance creations including: Two to Support and Facing which were performed at the Rocky Mountain Dance Experience; Shadows and Surfaces which was performed at the Laguna Dance Festival; and Voise, Dance Escape, To The Extent Of and 2007 which were all performed at UC Irvine’s graduate concert,

Ms. Bendheim has won numerous awards & scholarships both as a teacher and as a dance student at UC Irvine and BYU including Provo High School Teacher of the Year, a full fellowhsip & teacher assistant at UC Irvine, and BYU’s Dance Department scholarship for three consecutive years.