Marie Ponce is an award winning actor of stage, film, and television, a published writer, singer, dancer, costume designer, administrator, arts instructor, and program developer, who lived in eight countries and seven states during her childhood. She is a lifetime member of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, now in its 51st year, which preserves Native American culture through pow wows and shows at the National Museum of the American Indian and Queens County Farm Museum. She also serves on the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers pow wow vendors committee. Marie currently teaches hoop dance workshops at Lotus Music and Dance. More information can be found on her website.