B i o g r a p h y
MOSCELYNE PARKEHARRISON graduated from The Juilliard School (‘19), and Hubbard Street Pro (‘20). She began her dance training in the thriving artistic atmosphere of the Berkshires. She attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts where she received a broad dance education, as well as the opportunity to choreograph works for the student choreography showcases. In her time at Juilliard she had the pleasure of performing new works by Helen Simoneau, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Roy Assaf, and Stefanie Batten Bland, as well as the repertoire of José Limón, Nacho Duato, Martha Graham, and Crystal Pite. During her summers she trained and performed with the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ensemble, as well as the composing principles of Iztok Kovac at Dock 11 in Berlin. She won 'Best Choreography’ in the NY Theater Summerfest (‘18) for the play He & She. In addition to performing, Moscelyne enjoys choreographing and collaborating with other artists. Four of her works have been selected for Juilliard Choreographic Honors. ‘Tour of a Reverie’, originally choreographed for Juilliard's ChoreoComp, was performed in the Triskelion Arts CollabFest in fall ‘18. Her latest work 'Room for Longing’ was performed as a part of Senior Production in the Willson Theater at Juilliard. She recently performed an original solo by Johannes Wieland entitled ‘rule/breaker’ for Juilliard’s Senior Showcase. She is currently a member of Post:Ballet in San Francisco, and the New Dances Chicago ‘20 company. She is the recipient of the Joseph W. Polisi Award for Artist as Citizen, and is Co-Founder of BodySonnet.
Strange Garden Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
S t a t e m e n t
"I believe that the physicality of dance can be matched on emotional, intellectual and psychological levels in order to yield work that expands beyond the codification of any one artistic genre. I often ask myself how I can be a fuller, more expressive artist. I believe the answer is within the act of creation and collaboration: not only workshopping ideas, but also in discussion, experimentation, and research into the historical, societal, and conceptual ramifications of the body.”
Jacob's Pillow Photo by Christopher Duggan