Marjie is an actor-dancer-singer in New York City. In 2018, she has been the featured jazz singer at two events at the Museum of the City of New York, and in January 2018, she made her cabaret debut in What Would Judy Do?, directed by Michael Pesce, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre to a sold-out crowd. She will reprise her cabaret in Minnesota in Fall 2018. Marjie has assisted choreographer Brandon Powers with movement on several productions, including Arden/Everywhere: The As You Like It Project, a re-framing of the Shakespearean play into the context of today's refugee crisis directed by Jessica Bauman at BPAC; the 2017 New York Musical Festival production of The Goree All-Girl String Band, directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe; and as the Associate Choreographer on the upcoming feature film What Are We?, directed by Jonah Feingold. She has performed in three original immersive productions in New York, including Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's The Bad Years, and in a core season production at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. She studies acting with Jayd McCarty at The Studio / New York and regularly collaborates with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout to help develop and activate new musicals with a synthesis of movement, instinct, and language.
Marjie began performing as a young child in northern Minnesota and took her dreams to the East Coast to earn her B.A. in Dance and Human Rights from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied acting with Rob Bundy and Rebecca Guy and worked with modern choreographers Twyla Tharp, Larry Keigwin, Sidra Bell, and Katiti King. She also spent cherished time abroad studying performing arts, international politics, and language in Senegal, New Zealand, and Paris.
In addition to performing, Marjie is the Communications Coordinator for the Manhattan-based law firm Reavis Page Jump LLP and a volunteer teaching artist with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), an organization committed to providing arts education programming to underserved youth in the New York community and around the world. In May 2018, she was selected to join a team of ten ASTEP volunteers to lead an arts camp and performance series for children at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project outside of Bangalore, India.