Passaic Valley Dance Department



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Maria McMahon

BM Musical Theater, MA Dance Education

Maria is thrilled to be joining the performing arts team at PV! She was an Adjunct Dance Professor at  NYU Steinhardt and  Kean University, and has taught dance and acting for various performing arts schools in NJ and NYC. She currently choreographs and directs for Paper Mill Playhouse's Youth Theatre on Tour, where she worked on productions of Pinocchio, Frog and Toad, Frozen Jr, Honk Jr, Seussical the Musical, Into the Woods Jr. and SpongeBob the Musical.  She was also the associate choreographer for NYU’s productions of Brigadoon, Carousel, Grand Hotel, Kiss Me Kate, Drowsy Chaperone, and choreographed their production of Pins and Needles. Maria was also the associate choreographer for Atlantic Theater Company’s off-broadway production of 1001 Nights. Other choreographer credits include  Big Fish, Mary Poppins, Urinetown, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, Anyone Can Whistle, Chicago, Once On This Island, and 13! The Musical. Education: MA Dance Ed, NYU Steinhardt.