During CSDPA’s first year, Mariah began her dance training at the age of 8 under the direction of Kristi Davar. She has studied lyrical, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and musical theater. She was a member of Capistrano Valley High School’s pep squad for four years and captain of her song team her junior year. Mariah began her competitive dance journey in 2011 dancing in many of the award-winning dances at Center Stage. She has studied with master choreographers such as Abby Lee, Brian Friedman, Melissa Sandvig, Lauren Froderman, Maugerite Derricks, Jessica Richens and many more. Currently, Mariah studies Film and Television acting at the Actors Workshop in North Hollywood and works professionally as a SAG actress. Her love for dance helped book her a role on a national Target commercial with Neil Patrick Harris. Mariah enjoys taking dance classes at her home, Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts and is honored to be teaching the next generation of Center Stage dancers.