Mariah Steele is the founder and Artistic Director of Quicksilver Dance, a modern/contemporary dance company founded in Cambridge, MA in 2010 before relocating to Oakland, CA in 2015. Steele has performed professionally in the companies of James Martin and Beth Soll in New York City, and with Peter DiMuro's Public Displays of Motion, Sokolow Now!, the Anna Sokolow Archival Company, and Rebecca Rice Dance in Boston, among others. Mariah was on faculty at Endicott College in Beverly, MA for several years and has also taught courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Santa Clara University. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Anthropology and Minor in Dance, and also holds an MA from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (where she wrote a thesis about using dance in peacebuilding) and an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. In 2013, The Boston Globe Magazine named Steele a “rising talent” in the arts.