Marie Buser
Marie Buser, originally from upstate New York, began her training with Madeline Cantarella Culpo.  Supported by a dance and academic scholarship, she earned her BFA at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri-Kansas City.  During this time, she performed with the Kansas City Ballet in their 2011 production of Giselle, and toured annually with the Albany Berkshire Ballet in The Nutcracker, dancing roles such as Snow Queen and Dew Drop.  
She went on to dance professionally with American Contemporary Ballet where she originated soloist roles in Lincoln Jones' L’Apotheose de Corelli and Serenade in La.  Since joining Ballet Quad Cities in 2012, Marie has been featured in works by Deanna Carter, Courtney Lyon, Dominic Walsh, LD Kidd, and Margaret Huling.  Some notable favorites include:  Courtney Lyon's Rite of Spring, the role of Lucy in Deanna Carter's Dracula, the bride in Dominic Walsh's Die Hochzeit, the title role in Courtney Lyon's The Firebird and, most recently, Billy's Sweetheart in Lyon's rendition of Billy the Kid.  This is Marie's sixth season with Ballet Quad Cities.