Makes dances. Dances in dances. Teaches dance.
Molly is the Director of Heartland, a multi-disciplinary collective centralized in Salt Lake City, with performances nationally and internationally (see ♡land). She is also an Assistant Professor within the School of Dance at the University of Utah. Her research investigates performance as a healing practice and the relationship between physical expression and emotion. Molly has also been on faculty at Westminster College (SLC), SUNY New Paltz (NY), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC) and has taught for: ODC Dance Commons (San Francisco), Shawl Anderson Dance Center (Berkeley), Utah Valley University, Middlebury College (VT), University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University (NE), Salt Dance Fest (University of Utah), Utah Ballet Summer Intensive (University of Utah), Ririe-Woodbury’s Professional Intensive (SLC), Boise State University, and Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID).
Molly’s choreographic work is an extension of her interest in health and wellbeing, as well as an interweaving of theater practices and dance. Her work has been presented in venues such as: Shawl Anderson Dance Center (Berkeley), Eccles Regent Street Blackbox Theater (SLC), Kingsbury Hall for TEDx SaltLakeCity, Gowanus Art + Production (NYC), Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Green Space (NYC), DUMBO Dance Festival (Brooklyn, NY), The Mahaney Center for the Arts (Middlebury, VT), Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID), Boise State University, Westminster College (SLC), Sugar Space Studio for the Arts (SLC), and the Ladies’ Literary Club (SLC).
Molly holds an M.F.A. from the University of Utah where she received the Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching, the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award, and a University Teaching Assistantship (UTA). Molly also holds certifications in Pilates and Reiki. As a performer, Molly has worked with Naganuma Dance, Netta Yerushalmy, Stephen Koester, Satu Hummasti, and most recently with Joanna Kotze and Katie Faulkner. Her current project, Heartland, a body of research that explores the idioms, sensations, and physical spaces of the heart, will premiere in 2020. Pop-up iterations of Heartland are happening throughout 2019 in SLC and the Bay Area (see ♡land).