Mary Beth Griffith
Mary Beth Griffith received an M.F.A. in Dance with honors from Smith College.
She was assistant choreographer to Agnes DeMille on her last Ballet, The Informer
which was performed by the American Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center. A former champion
Irish Step Dancer, she became a Radio City Rockette in 1996. She has performed with Foot
and Fiddle Dance Company, and in productions of The Will Rogers' Follies
Crazy for You
, and the New York productions of Brimstone
She has choreographed for Ballet de Trocadero, Dance Theater of Harlem's Children's Program,
The Chelsea Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Fireside Theater, Playhouse 91, Berkshire Theater
Festival, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and Ogunquit Playhouse. She has taught dance at Columbia
University, Marymount Manhattan College, U.C. Irvine's Satellite Program, Steps on Broadway,
and currently directs the nationally ranked Griffith Academy of Irish Dance in Connecticut.
She lives in New York City with her husband actor, Peter Benson and their children Luke and Fiona.