She danced soloist and principal roles both with the Borovansky Ballet, and in England with Ballet Rambert, Walter Gore Ballet, Ballet Comique and London Festival Ballet. Later in her career, Mary was a guest artist with Sydney Dance Company and West Australian Ballet, where she was also assistant to the Director and Choreographer for several productions by Opera Australia and Sydney Theatre Company.
Mary was not only a beautiful dancer, but also a wonderful teacher, director, adjudicator and mentor to many. With natural talent, perfect proportions, intelligence, strength and technique, and an innate sense of judgement and style that became more refined as she grew older, Mary was a consummate dance artist. She was a progressive and open-minded thinker and an inspirational elder, who enriched the lives of many young dancers.