Advanced/Professional Contemporary with Molly Griffin + Emma Whiteley
Ground the body. Follow your instincts. Play with possibilities. Bringing our experience in floorwork and physical dance theater, we will work to break down the mechanics of inversions, floor-based technique, and accessible acrobatics using efficiency and momentum. We feel strongly about starting each class with a playful game to build community and trust in the space. We carry that playfulness into highly physicalized phrase work that has a focus on using the floor as a partner, eating up space, and momentum. Come join us.
About the artists
MOLLY GRIFFIN has had a long professional performance career in New York City. Most recently she performed in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in both dancing and acting roles and previously was a company member with Company XIV, Keigwin + Company, The Metropolitan Opera, The Limon Company, Liz Gerring Dance Company, and Danielle Russo Performing Project. She has been apart of new creation projects with Hofesh Shechter, Itzik Galili, Danielle Russo, and Liz Gerring. Molly has had the pleasure of performing works by William Forsythe, Pam Tanowitz, Andrea Miller, and Shannon Gillen. Molly’s film credits include Broad City and Pussy Riot music videos. She has been a dance educator for over 12 years, teaching and touring stateside as well as internationally including Jacobs Pillow, Tanzania, France and more. She has recently moved to Seattle, WA where she is on fellowship to receive her MFA in Dance from the University of Washington. Molly holds a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School.
Newly a west coast habitant, Emma spent the previous nine years dancing in New York City. She was a founding member of both Vim Vigor and UNA Projects and had the pleasure of performing in New York, California, Colorado, Tel Aviv and Panama. Emma has taught at New York University, University of Michigan, SUNY Purchase, Alonzo King Lines Training Program, Peridance, and Springboard Danse Montreal. Emma has also had the pleasure of performing Roy Assaf’s a girl with UNA Projects. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch school of the arts with additional training at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria as well as B12 in Berlin, Germany.