mané & roger
We have both been dancing and teaching dance for decades!
Mané Rebelo-Plaut studied and competed in gymnastics for several years before studying ballet, jazz, and modern. She danced professionally with Lisbon Dance Company, Nicholas Rodriguez and DanceCompass, and in an Off-Broadway show.
Roger Plaut studied ballet from a young age and danced professionally with the Joffrey Ballet, Zurich Ballet, and Washington Ballet.
In the Washington, DC, area, Mané and Roger performed with Eric Hampton Dance, Bowen McCauley Dance, The Washington Opera, and the Folger Consort.
After retiring from full-time dancing, we studied and competed in ballroom dance before focusing on West Coast Swing. We now participate in many WCS dance events every year, where we love to attend workshops, compete, and social dance into the wee hours!
We both began teaching dance when we were teenagers, working with children, teenagers, and adults. We have taught ballet, stretch, and floor barre at many dance studios and universities over the years, Most recently, Mané was an adjunct professor of dance at Georgetown University for two years, where she also served as the Faculty Artistic Director of the Georgetown University Dance Company. Mané was also an adjunct professor of dance at the University of Maryland for six years. Currently, Roger teaches at Maryland Youth Ballet, Mané teaches at Maryland School of Dance., and we both teach at Washington School of Ballet.
For many years, we have used our expertise in ballroom dance to help wedding couples with their first dance. We love helping couples create moments that they will always cherish!
Outside the dance world, Mané runs her own interior design business, MRP Design Studio, and Roger is a microbiologist at a federal agency.