Founded in 2010, Project Moshen, a contemporary, female Jazz dance company, set out to revive the style of Jazz dance in Philadelphia. Project Moshen entertains audience members of all ages & backgrounds with modern day shows that intrigue, excite & captivate the average dance viewer, along with the seasoned dancer. Artistic Director, Kelli Moshen, combines her East Coast and West Coast training to form her own urban, athletic, intricate, & up-tempo movement style that keeps her audience at the edge of their seats. In addition to being active performers, Project Moshen works to revive Jazz Dance in Philadelphia by regularly teaching in the Philadelphia dance community. By teaching dance, our company members are able to continually refine their art, which helps them bring a current and cutting edge style to their audience.
Project Moshen can be found teaching dance at local studios, universities such as Villanova University and holding jazz master classes all over the Philadelphia area.
Project Moshen produces three shows a year, including their own Performance series called, Artistry Unfolded. The company also performs in festivals such as the annual Come Together Dance Festival produced by Koresh Dance Company, Dumbo Dance Festival, & APAP. At special events such as the Philadelphia Phillies Games and the Philadelphia Flower Show, and for charitable organizations such as the Morris Animal Refuge. Project Moshen has also started their own summer dance program, CAMPS IN MOSHEN, where they visit overnight camps to train dancers who are away. Through these efforts, along with their enthralling performances, Project Moshen hopes to spread their passion, creativity, strengths & knowledge of jazz dance to the community, along with bringing this style of Jazz to life in Philadelphia.
Photography: Bicking Photography
FOUNDER/ DIRECTOR/ CHOREOGRAPHER
Kelli Moshen, Director/Choreographer of Project Moshen Dance Co., is also a dance instructor at the Institute of Dance Artistry, Koresh School of Dance, Millennium Dance Complex, Philadelphia, Rock School Summer master classes and a Barre instructor at various gyms such as The Sporting Club at the Bellevue. Since receiving her BFA in jazz dance from the University of the Arts, she has performed in various Philly Fringe Festivals, Koresh Showcases, IDA Generations concerts and the “Come Together” dance festival produced by Koresh Dance Company. Kelli has worked with acclaimed choreographers such as Rennie Harris, Roni Koresh, Scott Jovovich, Crystal Fraizer and Samuel Reyes.
Besides running her own company, Kelli works for Events Beyond Expectations (EBE) as a Master of Ceremonies/dancer performing at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, galas and more. Kelli is also involved in the business aspects of dance. She has worked for McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) a prominent Dance Agency in New York City and Los Angeles and Broadway Dance Center where her experience has taught her how operate her own company and teach in the professional dance world.
Kelli’s love for performing has not only inspired her students but her colleagues as well. Kelli continues to broaden her dance technique by traveling to NY and LA to train. She is very excited to be in her 5th year directing Project Moshen and working with such smart, talented dancers.