Mary Jo Mazur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Dance from the State University of New York at Geneseo, with a focus on childhood education in the arts. Upon graduation, Mary Jo held various positions teaching dance and theater to elementary school children.
In 1990, Mary Jo took her love for travel and entered the “corporate” world working for top companies in the travel industry such as Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises as a Regional Director of Sales. She also worked on-site at the 5-star El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico, where one of her responsibilities included creating programs for families and children.
Mary Jo now has 2 children of her own, who have been acting for over ten years. It was their involvement that allowed Mary Jo to use her education and experience in the arts to start The Acting Corner.
Originally known as Upstairs Studios, Mary Jo was asked by many parents to coach and tape their own children. As successes grew, so did Upstairs Studios’ reputation. In May 2013, Mary Jo opened her own studio, now known as The Acting Corner.
This “little business that could” continues to grow with over 400 clients.