Founded in 2001, Washington Rock Modern Company, also known as MoCo, trains dancers ages nine to eighteen in modern technique, improvisation, and composition. Each year, MoCo produces an entirely original evening length work that explores the idea of creating big art through big concepts. The practice of offering students an opportunity to study a concept through evening length dance allows them develop life long skill sets and a deep understanding of ideas. The students are integral in the development of the concept from the infancy of the project. They help to create the movement language, develop characters, and help organize the overarching structure of the work.
The Washington Rock Modern Company bridges the gap between pre-professional and professional dancers. MoCo members are given many opportunities to dance alongside professionals throughout the year at various theatre and site-specific venues. Most recently, they have performed in the Outlet Dance Project’s Day of Dance at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ and in Rock Dance Collective’s Spring Season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn, NY. MoCo meets for company class and rehearsal weekly from September to June. Acceptance and level placement is based on teacher evaluation. If you are interested in joining please email to set up an audition appointment.