Monique Moss

Residency
Restoration Residencies
Type of work
Choreographer, Dancer
Location
Louisiana
Year
2006

A native of New Orleans, Monique Moss graduated from NOCCA in Dance and then attended Tulane University where she earned a BA in French and a MA in Latin American Studies. Currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Tulane University and an  Artist-in-Residence at Studio at Colton, Moss is Artistic Director of her dance company Third Eye Theatre. Her accomplishments include a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays Teacher Fellowship to South Africa, and Big Easy Classical Arts Awards;  performances in Colombia and Haiti; and residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and A Studio in the Woods. Her choreographic works have been performed at the Essence Festival, the Houston Black Dance Festival, the Jazz and Heritage Festival, the National Dance Educators Organization Conference and the Kennedy Center. Moss’ stay at A Studio in the Woods nurtured choreographic inspiration for the creation of a new work titled Katrina Cranes that documents and preserves the real-life, survival stories of children of New Orleans.

“After having experienced the uprooting of my family and the community which had become second nature to me, my senses, during those unpredictable times, were heightened to the point where every encounter was filtered through my psyche like the discovery of a foreign world. Nothing was just what it was. A spoon became a drumstick. A leaf became a spoon. Lucianne and Joe Carmichael stood for my grandparents who had passed away less than five months after the storm. A Studio in the Woods was my home when I no longer had a home in New Orleans.” – Monique Moss