About Marie

Proper nutrition enriches, fulfills, and completes all other health systems…medical, chiropractic, fitness, acupuncture, and massage…It is the foundation upon which all health is established. Marie’s approach is based in science and translated into real life for a unique program that is doable for you!
Marie Elena Scioscia, M.S., R.D., CDN. is a Luigi trained former dancer, registered dietitian, and certified fitness professional who seeks to inspire the young dancer who wishes to have a healthy and long dance career though proper nutrition and diet. Her extensive experience includes work in the clinical, non clinical, and corporate settings including The Heart Group at Beth Israel Hospital, Manhattan Plaza Health Club, the American Red Cross, and Group Health Incorporated among other venues.
Marie is currently the nutritionist at the Alvin Ailey School, has worked with the New York City Ballet’s wellness group, and also has contributed and written for Dance Spirit and Pointe magazines. In addition to lecturing for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Martha Graham School and other organizations, Marie has a private practice as a dietitian for dancers and non-dancers in both New York and New Jersey.
Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition – 1996
American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer – 1996
Nutritionist for the Alvin Ailey School – 2008 to present
New York City Ballet Wellness Group Dietitian – 2004-2006
American Ballet Theater Summer Youth Program – 2015
Lecturer on nutrition and health topics for
– Complexions Contemporary Ballet
– Martha Graham School
– Peridance
– Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department
– Dance Teacher Convention
– Canyon Ranch Spa
Adjunct Professor in Dance Pace University – 1986-1988
Adjunct Professor Fitness Certification Hunter College – 2008 to
Director Nutrition Services Manhattan Plaza Health Club – 1996
– 2007

Why Work with Marie?

“I like Marie’s enthusiasm and evident passion for nutrition, emphasizing the biochemistry of how food works
in the body makes everything informative and interesting. I loved the information on the timing of meals and
specific nutrients in relation to performance. Thank you!” – Sam, NYC dancer