Marie Alonzo Snyder

Kona, HI

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, international scholar, educator and published author. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance at New York University and her Doctorate in Education at Columbia University. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council and co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project. After training with the Dance for PD program in 2011, with a grant from the Parkinson Alliance she spearheaded dance classes for people with Parkinson’s in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2012 she was invited to teach at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in the Philippines to teach a full class for their Parkinson’s support group.

In 2015, with the sponsorship of Hawai’i Parkinson Association she taught a Hawai’i Dance for Parkinson’s class for her Kona community. Marie teaches Pilates and Brazilian Zouk in various towns in the Big Island of Hawai’i where she moved to in 2014. She has recently released a book published by The Larry Czerwonka company “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing” (

Marie is a Dance for PD Certified Teacher.