MEET THE LADIES OF PROJECT MOSHEN
Kelli Moshen is the Artistic Director/ Founder/ Choreographer of Project Moshen Dance Company, Philadelphia’s all female jazz dance group. Moshen can also be found teaching at the Institute of Dance Artistry, Koresh School of Dance , Philadelphia Rock School Summer master classes and a Barre instructor at 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, APAP ( Association of Performing Arts Professionals), Brooklyn’s Dumbo Dance Festival, Koresh Showcases, IDA Generations concerts, Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia Phillies home games, and the “Come Together” dance festival produced by Koresh Dance Company. Kelli has worked with acclaimed choreographers such as Rennie Harris, Ronen Koresh, Melissa Rector, Scott Jovovich, Crystal Fraizer and Samuel Reyes.
Besides running her own company, Kelli works for Events Beyond Expectations (EBE) as a Master of Ceremonies 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 to 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 embark on her 7th year directing Project Moshen and working with such brilliant, talented dancers.
Danielle McGilligan is from Ridley, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Jazz Dance. While attending school she performed in numerous ensembles including works by Ronen Koresh and Rennie Harris. She has also performed in the Philly Fringe Festival.
Danielle is a teacher and choreographer sharing her talents in Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. She has taught many workshops throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey including Dance Masters of America, International Teachers of Dance and Villanova University. Besides being the assistant director of Project Moshen, she has performed with,“Point Blank”, a Hip Hop group that performs throughout the United States.
Danielle has appeared in a “Sleep over in Philadelphia” commercial, a video for the MTV Video Music Awards featuring singer, Ne-Yo, choreographed by Wade Robson. She has traveled to Beijing, China with a select group of dancers to perform in their International Cultural Festival and has performed in the “Come Together Dance Festival,” produced by Koresh Dance.
Alex is a University of the Arts graduate with a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. While in school, she had the opportunity of working with a variety of teachers and choreographers including Roni Koresh, Wayne St. David, Molly Misgalla, and Hope Boykin. Alex had the privilege to work with David Parsons at the Parsons Summer Intensive of 2013 and has also danced for Putty Dance Project in 2015 under the direction of Lauren Putty.
After graduating the university with Honors in 2014, Alex moved home to South Jersey and began teaching a variety of styles at local dance studios and is currently a teacher at Monarch School of Dance in Collingswood, NJ. She is also a trained Pure Barre instructor for Pure Barre Philadelphia, Wayne, and South Jersey locations. This is Alex’s 6th season with Project Moshen and she is very excited to be a part of Philadelphia’s only all female Jazz dance company!
Katie graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in ballet and a minor in studio art. There she performed works by Robert Battle, Dusan Tynek, May O'Donnell, Patricia Catterson, and Anthony Ferro. During that time she also had the opportunity to work with artists such as Carmen de Lavallade and Igal Perry. After graduating she joined Jacobs Campbell Dance in NYC and performed with Damagedance before moving to Philadelphia where she found her home with Project Moshen!
Colleen is originally from the Pocono Mountains where she began her dance training with David Blight School of Dance studying jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop. She currently teaches these styles at Freestyle Dance Academy in Chalfont, PA. Colleen came to Philadelphia to attend Temple University where she continued to dance and perform with various ensembles.
Along with Project Moshen, Colleen also dances for Samuel Reyes in Sanbrooka Productions. Colleen is a certified fitness trainer and teaches barre classes throughout all of Philadelphia. She is very excited for this amazing opportunity to dance alongside the talented women of Project Moshen Dance Company!
Madison DeLong received her BFA in Dance Performance from Kent State University in May of 2017. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Madison has studied in various styles of dance ranging from modern and contemporary to jazz and hip-hop. During her time at Kent State University, she found her passion for both performance on the concert stage as well as for choreography.
Madison was a three- year member of the Kent Dance Ensemble, a pre-professional dance company within the dance division. During her time with Ensemble she worked with many guest artists, most notably Garth Fagan of Garth Fagan Dance, Stephanie Martinez of Chicago and Christopher Evans of Hofesh Shecter Company/ Gecko Theatre. Madison’s own choreography has been presented in various venues such as concerts at Kent State, Ted Talk series, the American College Dance Association Annual Conference and at international conferences.
She found a love for international collaboration during her time at Kent State. She is a founding member of East Meets West, an educational and artistic collaboration between students of Kent State University and Suan Sunndha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. She also had the privilege of studying in Florence, Italy at the Openflr choreographic intensive during the summer of 2017 as well as at the Koresh Dance Company pre-professional Intensive. Madison presented original research from her time in Thailand at both undergraduate and graduate symposiums as well as at the National Dance Education Organization conference in Washington, D.C.
Jess Adams is from Oreland, PA and graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia (2016). After graduating, Jess worked as a dancer and aerialist for Norwegian Cruise Lines, touring the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Columbia, Mexico, Alaska and Canada.
Currently, Jess is an Associate Artist for Almanac Dance Circus Theatre in Philadelphia. Since joining Almanac in October 2017, she has performed collaborative acrobatic dance, singing and theater shows at The Fillmore, the Asian Arts Initiative, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Convention Center, the New York Botanical Gardens, and performed during the 2018 Fringe Arts Festival.
Jess is an aerialist in training at Secret Circus where she performed her first dance trapeze act entitled Lights in June. As a solo performer/choreographer, she performed her 2017-2018 work Un-Numbing at The Trocadero, Koresh Dance, and the Community Education Center. Jess also teaches and choreographs for various studios in the suburban area and Philly.
Jess is beyond grateful and excited to join Project Moshen this year!
Olivia Mailey is from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. She trained at On Edge Movement in Oaks, PA and continued her training at Broadway Dance Center in New York City after high school. She graduated from West Chester University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetic. While in school, she became a member of the University Dance Company where she had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers including Molly Misgalla, Michael Nickerson-Rossi and Bethany Formica. She has also performed in works by Boston Ballet principal dancer, John Lam, Vertical Shadows Dance Company director, Stephen Agisilaou, and was the featured dancer in River Pier’s “ Who I Am” music video.
Alongside dancing, Olivia also holds a passion in teaching and choreographing for numerous studios in Pennsylvania. She teaches a variety of styles including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet. Olivia is incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to be a member of Project Moshen!
Sofi Choinski is so excited to be joining Project Moshen. Sofi is entering her freshman year at the University of the Arts as a Dance Major. She has trained in Doylestown, PA with the Bucks County School of the Performing Arts since 2011, working as co-captain of their dance company through graduation, under the instruction of Andrea Lesnick. In her high school career, Sofi modeled for costume catalogues, danced in regional competitions, performed in regional theatre productions, has won scholarships and recognition for her abilities in dance and has also been recognized as a choreographer. Sofi is incredibly excited to continue to further build on her dance education at UArts and to take this incredible next step in pursuit of her dreams as a company member of Project Moshen!