DANCE ignites memory and imagination, agility and resilience.
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 Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Drexel University
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 clinical experience in mental health and behavioral health settings with children, adolescence and adults.
Ashley Duquette Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Columbia College
She has years of experience teaching jazz to middle school and high school ages as well as providing dance and intensive outpatient therapy to children, adults and families. She enjoys working with all ages and movement styles and sharing her love of dance, performance and connection through the arts.
JJ Johnson Performer and Theater Teacher, BFA Theater Performance, Virginia Commonwealth University
A regular performer in the professional DC theater world, JJ excels in classroom and rehearsal settings. He has worked with the MVLE Moves project for the past two years, creating original theater productions alongside people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Kelly King Performer and Dance Teacher, BFA Maryland University College Park
Kelly 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