Mary Carpenter has been fitting pointe shoes for over 20 years. She trained under a Repetto master fitter and has worked for Capezio and Gaynor Minden. Ms. Carpenter started the YouTube channel "Dance with Mary" in 2015 to offer tutorials for pointe shoe wearers. She does fittings by appointment at the Chacott by Freed of London store in New York.
Ms. Carpenter is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she trained at College Conservatory of Music, Butler University and the David Howard Dance Center. She has danced for Lexington Ballet, Maryland Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera, among other dance and theater companies. She currently teaches ballet and Pilates at Barnard College, New School University, Steps and The School at Steps.