Margot Greenlee, a company member from 1999 to 2007 and now Associate Artist with the Dance Exchange, began her work as a touring artist after finishing her MFA at The Ohio State University in 1993. For several years, she worked with the Ohio Arts Council’s Artist in Education program conducting dance residencies throughout Ohio while also helping found a multi-disciplinary performance group based in Columbus, Ohio and teaching at Ohio Wesleyan University.
She moved to D.C. in 1999 and began dancing with the company shortly thereafter. Her major projects with the Dance Exchange include the Hallelujah Project, a 17-city residency and performance tour; Wild Thing, a children’s performance directed by Celeste Miller which toured the greater DC region and beyond for over three years; a project at the Kyoto Arts Center as part of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s multi-year collaboration with Japan’s Contemporary Dance Network; and Ferocious Beauty: Genome, a collaboration with scientists across the country focused on bioethics and the future of genetic research.
Margot’s current artistic projects revolve around the integration of dance into both educational and health care settings. In spring 2012 she will launch a new in-home and at-work dance project, bringing customized dance-making experiences wherever participants may be and however agile they may feel. She is also finding ways to maximize the internet’s potential for creating global artistic exchange. Currently she oversees a collaboration between dance students at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. and at the High School Affiliated with Beijing Normal University. The project will be presented at Atlas Theater’s INTERSECTIONS Festival in February 2012.