Marianne was a professional dancer and dance teacher in the USA, UK and New Zealand. She was a member of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians from 1982–85 and worked with One Extra Company in 1988. She has taught and performed throughout New Zealand and has presented papers on dance research internationally for Ausdance, CORD (Congress on Research in Dance) and SDHS (Society of Dance History) She has an MA (Performing Arts) and an MA in History (University of Auckland).
Marianne examine the influence that American and European dance and physical education has had on New Zealand's physical and artistic expression, gives modern dance a context within the social and cultural landscape of immediate post-WWll New Zealand.
Marianne Schultz (University of Auckland) talks informally and passionately about the ground-breaking company Phantom Limbs during the 1970s and 80s.