Ms. Plys is from Chicago and began her classical ballet training at Midwest Ballet Theatre. She continued her dance education at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago as a trainee, and completed her BFA in Dance from Mercyhurst University. While studying for her degree, Ms. Plys danced with Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre, SoMar Dance Works, and Lake Erie Ballet. After graduating, she danced with Manassas Ballet Theatre, Ad Deum Dance Company, and Ballet North Texas where she performed both classical and contemporary repertoires. Ms. Plys enjoys teaching and choreographing in a variety of dance styles; her choreography was showcased at the Mercyhurst Performing Arts Center, the American College Dance Festival, and the Glenda Brown Choreography Project. Currently, she teaches classical ballet and Mat Pilates in Northern Virginia. She is excited and grateful to dance again with MBT. This is Ms. Plys’ first season back with MBT.