MOLLY ANNE HELLER

Curriculum Vitae

MOLLY ANNE HELLER portrait
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School Of Dance
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dance Department, Westminster College

Research

Research Summary

Performance as an avenue for healing emotional/psychological trauma and the relationship between physical expression and one’s emotional anatomy. Thesis research published, "Becoming Incredible: Healing Trauma through Performance," (2015) relating to research interests, both theoretical and creative.

Research Keywords

  • Performance Studies, Interest Level: 5
  • Healing Trauma, Interest Level: 5
  • Dance and Wellness, Interest Level: 5

Creative Research

  • "The Most Delicate Timekeepers," quintet. Choreography for the Performing Dance Company's spring concert, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah as well as the Distinguished Alumni Concert at Kingsbury Hall. Choreography, refereed, completed 09/2016.
  • Choreographer, Co-Director, Producer, Performer for "Bright Loud." "mighty," a duet, was presented alongside the work of Chicago-based artists Jessie Young and Josh Andersen. Presented by Links Hall. Curatorial/Production, completed 05/23/2016.
  • "Into Real," quintet. Premiered at the Courage Theatre, Westminster College (SLC). Commission, completed 12/07/2015.
  • SPLITS Co-created duet with Netta Yerushalmy (NYC and Israeli based choreographer), 16 minutes, original music composition by Mike Wall. Presented by Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC. Choreography, refereed, completed 11/2015.
  • Produced "Fault Rising: An Evening of Dance and Puppet Art." Choreography included: "This is your Paradise," trio and "Two Awash," duet. Gowanus Art + Production (NYC). Curatorial/Production, completed 10/15/2015.
  • "This is your Paradise," trio and "Two Awash," duet. Performed at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College (VT) as part of "Until the Golden Tides," an evening of work by Molly Heller and Scotty Hardwig. Choreography, completed 10/14/2015.
  • Performed and Choreographed "Bump and Run," duet. Performed as part of the faculty showing at Salt Dance Fest, Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah. Performance, completed 06/12/2015.
  • Curated and presented work in "Making Space: An Evening of Curated Choreography," KANEKO, Omaha, NE. Choreography: "Iron (anne) Glass," solo. Curatorial/Production, completed 02/14/2015.
  • IF A SNAKE SHOULD BITE Self-produced concert held at the Ladies’ Literary Club (SLC), sponsored in part by the Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah. An intimate evening of dance choreography researching performance as a cathartic act and the relationship between physical expression and emotional trauma. Choreography Included: • "This is your Paradise," trio, 22 minutes, music by Marshall Tucker Band, Peter, Paul and Mary and Neil Young. • "Splits," a collaborative duet with NYC artist Netta Yerushalmy, 15 minutes, music composition by Mike Wall. Choreography, completed 11/2014.