Marie Silva-Alexander began dancing at an early age at the side of her mother, Audrey Silva, a folk dance teacher in the city of Santa Maria, California.
She put on a performance at The Intersection Folk Arts Center on December 4, 1980, and was on the staff of the folk dance coffeehouse.
In 1994, "Arabesque" magazine published a conversation with Marie.
She starred in the Zahra Zuhair "Po Na Na Dance Theater" production of "The Veils of Inanna" on April 22, 2001.
She is a founding member of a union for the protection and betterment of work conditions for Southern Clifornia belly dancers.
Dances Marie has taught include Danse Orientale (Belly Dancing).