Movement has been a part of Mary Reid’s life ever since her parents enrolled her in dance classes at the Linkletter/Totten School of Dance at age 5. The studio provided a VW bus that transported all students to a small studio where they studied ballet, jazz and tap. Mary’s mother never dreamed that these dance lessons would be the beginning of her movement journey. Mary has her BA in Theater from CSU Fullerton and an MA in Dance from UCLA. She formed Mary Reid/Smaller Than Life after moving to San Francisco in 1984 and continues to choreograph and perform with Terrain, a dance and performance collective based in the East Bay.