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Participatory dance-making, personal agency, creativity – these are the foundation of Margot Greenlee’s choreographic vision. Featured in Dance Magazine’s “Beyond Performance,” her approach is based on 20 years of experience in community arts engagement, first as a solo artist and later as a company member with the celebrated Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (1999-2007). Her favorite performance venues include the Kyoto Art Center, Japan; Chautauqua Institute, NY; Yerba Beuna, San Francisco; Power Center, Ann Arbor; St. Mark’s Dance Space, NYC; MASS MOCA; and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and the American Dance Festival.
She is a recipient of the 2017 D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship and is a 2015 University of Maryland Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ NextLOOK artist. Her recent stage productions have appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016 New Visions New Voices Festival and the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Margot holds a BA in Sociology from Kenyon College (with Political Science studies at the Stockholms Universitet) and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from The Ohio State University. Additional professional education includes Meredith Monk (vocal), Rinde Eckert (theater), Chris Aiken (contact improvisation) and Eric Franklin (Franklin Method).
MEET OUR TEACHING ARTISTS
Lindsay Howard is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and mentor. Her work can be seen in performance venues, such as the Kennedy Center, Fillmore Theatre and the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Temple University and a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University holding clinical experience in mental health and behavioral health settings with children, adolescence and adults.
Choreographer and performer Kelly King, has performed with Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Cirque du Soleil, and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She founded the CityDance Center, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities, and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz, and modern dance. She holds a BFA from Maryland University College Park.
Ilana Silverstein is an artist-in-residence at Georgetown Lombardi’s Arts and Humanities program and the DC Metro Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She directs The Field/DC, providing artist feedback workshops and teaches meditation, contact improvisation, composition, and contemporary dance as a faculty member of The George Washington University Theatre and Dance Department, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and Dance Place. She holds an MFA in Dance from The George Washington University, and a BA in Dance and Environmental studies from Denison University. Recent certifications include YogaFit’s Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma, Balancing Mood, and Seniors.