Marianne Delehanty Bator, a native to north New Jersey, has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip-hop, voice, and acting from a young age. Marianne competed in many regional and national dance competitions and has worked with numerous professionals, such as Anita Ehrler, Frank Mastrocola, Norma Riester-Smith, and Jennifer Marquardt to name a few. Marianne continued her dance education at DeSales University where she studied ballet and modern dance. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. While at DeSales, Marianne has worked with professionals such as Trinette Singleton, Tim Cowart, Kristin Fieseler, Tara Madsen, Kate Jewitt (of Shen Wei Dance Arts), and Ashleigh Leite. She has also taken her dancing worldwide with DeSales dance majors to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she took classes with famous Brazilian choreographers as well as taught dance to underprivileged children. While at DeSales, Marianne also founded her own dance company, MarDelDance, a contemporary dance company aimed at introducing audiences to dance-drama. In the summer of 2011, Marianne traveled to Ireland where she was asked to teach master-classes and set work. Marianne’s work has been performed and adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival, and has been seen throughout the NJ, NY, and PA area. Her work has been performed at the Detroit City Dance Festival in Detroit, Michigan, Steps on Broadway in NYC, the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia, The Carnegie Arts Center in Ireland, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in NY, and Rosa Parks High School and Bridgeton High School in New Jersey to name a few. Her work has been commissioned by Gallaudet University, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington D.C. in 2013 and again in 2014. She has also won Dance Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for her piece Patsy. Marianne's choreography has been inspired by current events and those of others that have touched her heart. With a focus on dance-drama, Marianne’s works have collaborations with musicians, artists, multi-media, singers, and actors.