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Diana Movius



Biography

Diana was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She trained with Patricia McBride at North Carolina Dance Theater and Melissa Hayle-Coyle at Charlotte City Ballet, and spent summers at North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Ballet Chicago. She has danced principal roles in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, The Four Temperaments, and Stars and Stripes, and in Robert Moses’ elegant quintet, “These Women” with Cardinal Ballet in Stanford, California.

In Washington DC, Diana has performed with Black/Jimenez Dance Project and Joy of Motion’s Classical Repertory Dance Theater, including in Eduardo Rogel’s Concierto and as a principal dancer in Paquita. Her choreographic debut in DC — a contemporary ballet work, Obsidian – was commissioned by Classical Repertory Dance Theater 2010 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Since then, her works have gained momentum, being invited for showcases at the Jack Guidone Theater (May 2010 and Dec 2010), and at Woolley Mammoth Theater with Jane Franklin Dance (April/Nov 2011). Diana is the Founder of Dance Loft on 14, an institution dedicated to providing professional, affordable space to DC dance professionals, serving the city-wide dance community and its local neighborhood.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/14/2018: Local Dance Commissioning Project: Diana Movius

With inspiration from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Diana Movius’s world premiere multimedia ballet probes the fall of Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of accountability, and its impact on society.

Video 10/13/2018: Local Dance Commissioning Project: Diana Movius

With inspiration from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Diana Movius’s world premiere multimedia ballet probes the fall of Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of accountability, and its impact on society.

Diana Movius