Participatory dance-making, personal agency, creativity – these are the foundation of Margot’s choreographic vision. Featured in Dance Magazine’s 2014 “Beyond Performance,” her approach is based on 20 years of experience in community arts engagement, first as a solo artist and later as a dancer with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (1999-2007). Now, nationally recognized as a master teaching artist, she brings her work to healthcare settings to create dances that span age, health, and cultural spectrums.
She currently conducts dance programs with Georgetown University Hospital’s Studio G, D.C’s Veterans Administration Medical Center, and numerous assisted living residences and memory-care units across the greater D.C. region. Additionally, she facilitates training sessions that enhance the capacity of healthcare staff to integrate movement into their daily encounters with residents and patients.
Margot received her formal dance training at The Ohio State University, completing an MFA in 1999. While in Ohio, she founded the multidisciplinary lab Total Theater, Inc., conducted dance residencies for the Ohio Arts Council and also taught at Ohio Wesleyan University.
She is a recipient of the 2015 D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship. Her newest stage work, “Blossom’s Rainbow,” opens spring 2015.