Mallory Marinack Diez, Pittsburgh native, began her training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Mallory appeared in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Coppelia with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater in the PBT school. Mallory graduated from Pittsburgh CAPA as Valedictorian and Outstanding Dancer of the Year. Mallory graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point Park University with a BFA in ballet and received the Rising Star Scholarship Award. Mallory competed in the YAGP Finals in New York for two years. Mallory furthered her training at summer intensives with Point Park, Boston Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater. Mallory danced professionally most recently with Dayton Ballet (Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Carmina Burana, original works: Tonal Interceptions (Melissa Barak) and No Strings Attached (Karen Russo-Burke)) and with Texas Ballet Theater under Ben Stevenson, OBE (Peer Gynt, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, and Balanchine’s Serenade).