Molly lives, works, and teaches dance in the culturally diverse city of Salt Lake. After re-locating to Utah from New York City in the winter of 2011, she appreciates the comparatively quiet streets and the stunning angularity of the Wasatch mountains. Along with her husband, Molly owns and manages a loose-leaf tea house. The space they’ve created, the Tea Grotto, is one of healing, sharing, and more importantly it is an inspiration for change. Supported by Zen beliefs surrounding introspection and mindfulness, their tea house aims to support the individual within the greater community.

Molly holds an M.F.A. from the University of Utah where she received the Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching, the Scott Marsh Mentorship Award as well as a University Teaching Fellowship. 

Molly's movement research investigates healing trauma through performance and the expansion of perception when energy is channeled in and out of the physical body. Her research is conducted as a solo practice, along side others in choreographic projects and it is interwoven into her pedagogical beliefs. The differences in her passions -dance and tea culture- allow her to expand the ways in which she perceives the world and to further appreciate ritual, sacred spaces and inner stillness. 

Molly’s choreographic work has been presented nationally in venues such as: Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Danspace Project at St. Marks Church (NYC), Green Space (Queens, NY), Gowanus Arts Production (Brooklyn, NY), The Mahaney Center for the Arts (Middlebury, VT), TEDx SaltLakeCity at Kingsbury Hall (SLC), Sugar Space Studio for the Arts (SLC), Boise State University, Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID), and the Hayes Christensen Theatre in the Marriott Center for Dance (SLC). Molly has also had the pleasure of working with these talented choreographers: Satu Hummasti, Stephen Koester, Ashley Anderson, Juan M. Aldape, Darcy Naganuma (Naganuma Dance), Pavel Zustiak, Lindsey Drury and Corinne Cappelletti. 

Molly is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at the University of Utah and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Dance at Westminster College (SLC). Alongside teaching, she will be presenting a new evening length work, "very vary," at the Eccles Regent Theater May 11-13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Sara Parker

Photo by Sara Parker