Molly Heller

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Visiting Assistant Professor

MFA University of Utah

Office: Rm 203
Phone: 801-587-9804

Molly is a dance artist based in Salt Lake City. 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. Molly's movement research investigates performance as a cathartic act and the relationship between physical expression and emotional trauma. Her research is conducted as a solo practice, along side others in choreographic projects and it is interwoven into her pedagogical beliefs.

Prior to graduate school, Molly was on faculty at SUNY New Paltz (NY) and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC) and has guest taught for Middlebury College, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University (Omaha, NE), SaltDanceFest (University of Utah), Ririe-Woodbury’s 2014/2015 Professional Intensive (SLC), Boise State University and Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID).

Molly’s choreographic work has also been presented in New York, Utah and Idaho in venues such as: Gowanus Art + Production (NYC), Danspace Project at St. Marks Church (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Green Space (NYC), 2010 DUMBO Dance Festival (Brooklyn, NY), Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID), Boise State University, 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 (2015-2016), the Scott Marsh Mentorship Award (2014) as well as a University Teaching Fellowship (2013-2014). Molly holds certifications in Pilates and Reiki and is co-owner of SLC’s loose-leaf teahouse, the Tea Grotto.

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