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Mary John began her career as an assistant in the film business. Eventually, Mary John moved on to executive production roles at Paramount Vantage and Warner Bros. During this time Mary John was choreographing, dancing, and teaching on the weekends. Curious about how to best document her works, she began studying the relationship between dance and camera. In 2011 she received Panavision’s New Filmmaker Grant and had the opportunity to direct, write and choreograph her first film, EINSTEIN’S DANCE, which received festival recognition and awards. Since then, she has directed content for New York City Ballet, Condé Nast and her films and choreography have been featured on, Nowness, The New York Times, W Magazine, and Refinery 29 . Mary John received an MFA in Dance from the Tisch School of The Arts in 2013. She is currently working on a VR film project commissioned by the Harmony Institute and her most recent awards include being one of Vimeo's "Groundbreaking Female Filmmakers To Watch" and she was a recent finalist in the Tribeca Film Festival and IBM/Watson's 2017 "Storytellers With Watson" competition. She lives in New York and loves collaborating with artists and brands to create memorable content for the big (and small) screens!