Mara Driscoll was born and raised in Boulder, CO. She grew up dancing at the Boulder Ballet and continued her dance training at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Mara attended college at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has danced professionally in New York for ten years, performing with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, FJK Dance, Armitage Gone! Dance, Ian Spencer Bell Dance, and Galletto Dance. Her choreography has been presented at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the New York German Society, Dance at Socrates, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the New York Theatre Workshop, and the Center at West Park.
Mara began producing performances in 2018 when she became the Program Director at Accent Dance NYC and produced multicultural performances and educational programs in New York and Westchester County. She returned to Boulder in March of 2020 and created Boulder Arts Outdoors: a Socially Distanced Drive-In Pop-Up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on local performing arts. In 2021, she moved Boulder Arts Outdoors from a drive-in format to a six-week series of mixed-bill performances at Boulder’s downtown Bandshell. Boulder Arts Outdoors’ mission is to create a multidisciplinary platform for performance that engages diverse members of the Boulder community while celebrating and expanding its cultural identity.
Alongside Boulder Arts Outdoors, Mara co-produced the performance series and film “Dancers of the Met: in collaboration with members of the Met Orchestra and Met Chorus Artists” in March of 2021, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s EPV.4 immersive program for the tri-level parking garage at Boulder’s Twenty Ninth Street Mall.