Mary serves as a national dance judge, technical dance teacher, competitive dancer and founder of the Champion Ballroom Academy in San Diego, CA. Mary was the Austrian National Champion in 1990 and 1991, and performed with her partner in the World Cup Final. In a later partnership, she was the U.S. Professional 9-Dance Champion at the 1996 U.S. ballroom dance championships. She has coached Mary Steenburgen, Donnie Wahlberg, Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Lorenzo Lamas and Ted Danson for various roles. She continues to train champion dancers in her studio and organizes one of the largest national dance competitions every December: the Holiday Dance Classic in Las Vegas. She currently lives in San Diego, California.