Mariam graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Dance, minor in Chinese Language. In 2014, she was awarded "Contributions in Choreography" by the Mount Holyoke College Dance Department. While at Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Dance Department (FCDD), she performed in works by Monica Bill Barnes, Jim Coleman & Terese Freedman, Merce Cunningham, Olana Flynn, Nina Joly, Paul Matteson, Ohad Naharin, among others; she has most recently led a movement workshop at Pomfret School (Connecticut). She has also collaborated with artists Neena Ellora and Ali & Gilli Glatt.
"...easily an audience favorite..." – Isabella Bruni, The Queens Chronicle
"My choreographic work aims to uncover and deconstruct the complex nuances of character, human behavior, and memory by use of contemporary dance forms, improvisational structures in movement and voice, and alter-egos. I am intrigued by movement that is, on the one hand logical and direct, and on the other, transient and fragile enough to fail, crumble, or disappear at any moment. Thus, I am interested in the innate humor in so-called failure and success while failing and (hopefully) succeeding onstage. My current interests include: acting/non-acting, people watching, beautiful cinematography; variety shows, The Ballet Russes, Butoh, The Simpsons, Dada & Bauhaus art and film." – September 2017