Molly Mae MacGregor

Woman crouched on floor in mid-dance
2003
B.A. in Theatre and Dance, Concentration in Dance

Favorite Memory of T&D:

The people and the room for imagination.

Influential Professors or Classes:

Andrea Beckham, David Nancarrow, Andee Scott, Yacov Sharir, Holly Williams, Lyn Wiltshire

Currently Living In:

New York, New York

Profession:

Dance Educator, New York City Department of Education

Dancer

Biography:

Molly Mae MacGregor (dancer, teacher, maker) moved to the huge apple - New York City - from Austin, Texas in 2004. In Austin, she danced for many years with Tapestry Dance Company and Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks, and in one production with Sally Jacques/Blue Lapis Light. She received a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from UT Austin in 2003 and was named one of "Seven to Watch" upon graduating. 

Shortly after moving to New York, Molly was honored to receive the first Martha Hill Dance Fund Young Professionals Award. In 2008 Molly began graduate studies at New York University, earning an M.A. in Dance Education in 2010, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award in Graduate Dance Education from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 

She has had the pleasure of dancing and performing with and for some lovely and amazing artists throughout the city, and she debuted her own collaborative evening of dance, Felt, at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in 2007 with fellow T&D graduate Errin Delperdang. In the summer of 2011 she tested her wings as Movement Director for a theatrical production presented at both Fordham University & Lincoln Center (Life of Galileo, written by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Ian R. Crawford). She is currently in her third season working with alex|xan: the Median Movement, the creative project of Doug Varone and Dancers' Alex Springer and Xan Burley. 

Molly now teaches dance full-time at a public elementary school in the city, serving hundreds of pre-K through fifth grade students each year with a dance program/curriculum she has worked to build. When she's not teaching, Molly enjoys creating dances for the camera.  he would like to thank every supportive person who has made -- and continues to make -- her creative journey something that hopefully touches and aids others.