Mayreese Koraly (Dance Education) is a native of southwest Georgia. She earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance from Florida State University. Koraly was formerly a member of the faculty of Charlotte CountryDay School where she developed a dance program for grades K-12. While at Country Day she was twice awarded the Upper School Faculty Exceptional Performance Award, and as the Fine Arts Department Head, she supervised instruction in both the visual and performing arts. Koraly was also involved in the development of interdisciplinary courses in both non- western studies and European history. In 1994 she was named the Marjorie Bray Master Instructor of the Arts, a position which she held until she left Country Day in 2008.
Besides the training that Koraly received at FSU, she attended the American Dance Festival, where she studied with teachers such as Pearl Lang, Ruth Currier, and Elizabeth Walton. Early in her career, she served as a consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction where she supported the development of the arts curriculum for North Carolina public schools and the development of curriculum to prepare arts educators for the classroom. She has also served as an adjunct instructor for Central Piedmont Community College, where she taught modern dance technique, developed a series of dance history courses, and performed with Dance Central.