John-Mario, who hails from Maui, is the Director of the Dance Education Lab at the Harkness Dance Center, 92nd Street Y. He previously was the Manager of School Programs and Director of Education at New York City Ballet, where he developed and managed outreach programs and curricular residencies to diverse audiences of New York City. He was a performer, choreographic collaborator, rehearsal director and teacher for Pilobolus, for which he toured internationally and appeared on several national telecasts. He has also worked with choreographers Rebecca Stenn, Lisa Giobbi, Nikolais and Louis, Shapiro and Smith, Janis Brenner, Anna Sokolow and Bill Cratty, juggler Michael Moschen, film animator Laura Margulies, drag queen Sherry Vine, poet John Unterecker and Navajo sandpainter and healer Walking Thunder. Mr. Sevilla's choreography has appeared in New York City at Dance Theatre Workshop, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bouwerie, Columbia University, ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Asia Society, Riverside Church and Bronx Academy of Art and Dance. He has an MA in Arts and Arts Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also studies the hula with Kumu June Kaililani Tanoue.