Joy of Motion is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Resident Companies!


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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Shannon Dunne Dance

Shannon Dunne Dance is an intergenerational dance company, committed to the preservation and performance of sean-nós (old style) Irish dancing.  Under the artistic direction of Shannon Dunne, their performances explore musicality, community, tradition, spontaneity, joy, and improvisation.  The company is comprised of professional local dancers, dancers from the community, and All-Ireland medalists. Shannon Dunne Dance is the defending 4-time champion in U12 set dancing at the MidAtlantic Fleadh, with solo dancers being awarded 3rd in sean-nós dance at the All-Ireland Competitions in 2015 and 2017.

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