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Founded in 2010 by Tiffany Haughn, DancEthos strives to create and present dance that can be communicative and healing for both the artists and the audience. They are committed to fostering a dialogue through dance and presenting work that is accessible to audiences of all backgrounds. The company’s repertory is moving and high-spirited, and the full ensemble of 18 dancers perform their dynamic works with boundless energy and abandonment. DancEthos believes that “by making dances that reflect the beliefs and spirit of our culture,” that they “[work] towards representing the true purpose of art in reducing the distance between two people.” (Founding Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn)

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Motion X Dance DC

Founded in 2013, Motion X is a newcomer to the DC dance scene. Uniting emerging choreographers with more seasoned artists, Motion X presents innovative contemporary dance in a visceral, immersive context, building from a collaborative process. Founding Artistic Director Stephanie Dorrycott is the Jazz Department Chair at Metropolitan School of the Arts (Alexandria, VA) and the Associate Director for Greater Washington Dance Center (Reston, VA). Motion X Dance presents “diverse choreography that speaks to many types of people, showcasing the athleticism and talent of our artists.” (Artistic Director: Stephanie L. Dorrycott)

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UpRooted Dance

Founded in Charlottesville, VA, in 2007, UpRooted works at the intersection of dance and other art forms, creating immersive storytelling and striking visuals. Founding Artistic Director Keira Hart-Mendoza has been a guest artist at James Madison University, Arizona State University, University of Virginia, and Coppin State University and is the Resident Movement Artist at Georgetown University Hospital. UpRooted Dance creates “intersections between dance and other art forms,” including visual art, music, theater, and technology. (Artistic Director: Keira Hart-Mendoza)

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