Marcella S Ducsay, originally from Budapest, Hungary, started her dance education at the prestigious Hungarian Dance Academy. She participated in an exchange program at the St. Petersburg's Kirov Academy, and performed in Jerusalem and Germany. She received a scholarship to study at North Carolina School of the Arts. Upon her return to Hungary, she participated in a competition where she received 1st prize in the girls division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in in musculature and physiology kinesiology for dancers. Upon graduation, Marcella was contracted to the Hungarian National Ballet, appearing in demi soloist roles throughout the first year. Upon moving to the United States, she joined the Fort Worth-Dallas Ballet, under the direction of Paul Mejia, ending in Texas Ballet Theater, under the leadership of Ben Stevenson. During this time, she was fortunate enough to work with numerous choreographers and directors and had many leading roles, including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Lilac Garden, Serenade, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, and Four Last Songs. She worked with Stanton Welsh in Fingerprints, Lila York, and Kevin O'Day. Trey McIntire also choreographed Aliss in Wonderland on her. Ms. Ducsay has received reviews in New York, Houston and San Francisco and has toured internationally. The Hungarian Television made a documentary following her career in Hungary, which was entered in the Australian Film Festival. Marcella also enjoys fundraising as she served as a co-chair for both live and silent auctions and worked at a fundraiser performance gala event at two different schools.
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