MEET THE LADIES OF PROJECT MOSHEN
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 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 6th 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, Internation Teachers of Dance and Villanova University.
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, and has traveled to Beijing, China with a select group of dancers to perform in their International Cultural Festival.
She is a member of a Hip Hop group, “Point Blank”, with whom she performs through out the United States. Danielle is also a member of Project Moshen Dance Company which is based out of Philadelphia. Project Moshen performs their own independent shows, in showcases throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York, they teach workshops at colleges and different studios and they have been apart of the " Come Together Festival" performed at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia
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 Misgall a, and Hope Boykin.
Alex has also interned with Tap2You under the direction of Aaron Tolson in 2012 and had the privilege to work with David Parsons at the Parsons Summer Intensive of 2013. After graduating with Honors in 2014, Alex moved home to South Jersey and began teaching a variety of styles at Let's Dance Studio in Glassboro, NJ.
She is currently working with the Putty Dance Project and this is Alex's second year with Project Moshen and she is excited to be apart of such a great jazz company!
Alexa is a University of the Arts Jazz Performance graduate. Throughout her college dance career, she has been privileged to work with top choreographers such as Roni Koresh, Brian Sanders, Helen Simoneau and Forsythe legend, Douglas Becker. She also performed in Teddy Tedholm’s production of Eleven:Eleven.
Formerly a dancer under Xhale Dance Company, Alexa performed throughout Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and for Synthesis Dance Project in New York City. Alexa began her professional career in Chicago dancing for Giordano Dance Chicago, working with Chicago’s best-known instructors and choreographers including Nan Giordano andHomer Bryant. In addition, she was on faculty at Joffrey Ballet. Back on the east coast, Alexarecently performed with Michael Susten & Company in New York City. She also shares her passion to teach dancers throughout Philadelphia, along with instructing Barre Fitness. She is thrilled to be back doing what she loves in her hometown, the city of brotherly love!
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!
Michelle Figueiredo, "chelliefig," is a dancer, choreographer, dance adjudicator, and master class teacher. She graduated magna cum laude from Rider University as a double major with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, and a certificate in leadership. Throughout college, Michelle trained with American Repertory Ballet at the Princeton Ballet School, was the recipient of the Mildred C. Hawkins Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship, and is a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.
Michelle is a former captain of the 76ers Dance Team. Through the Sixers, Michelle not only performed at all home games during the 2012-2016 seasons, but also performed on an NBA China tour in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou, Fuzhou, Dongguan, Nanchang, and in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2014, Michelle was selected for the NBA All Star Dance Team for the All Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, she has performed at the 2015 All Star Game in New York City. She has also performed during halftimes and other events with various artists including Nico & Vinz, Tag Team, Montell Jordan, Naughty by Nature, Pharrell Williams, and Vanilla Ice.
Michelle is very excited to start her first season with ProMo!
Sarah McWilliams grew up dancing in Glen Mills, PA and then graduated summa cumme laude with a BFA in Dance from Temple University. While at Temple, she performed in works by Jillian Harris, Dr. Laura Katz Rizzo, Kavin Grant, Jae Hoon Lim, Dara Meredith, and guest artists Larry Keigwin and Kyle Abraham. Sarah also trained in Broadway Dance Center’s Summer Professional Semester where she worked with Matthew Powell, Ricky Hinds, and Cat Cogliandro.
In addition to performing, Sarah also loves teaching dance to students of all ages and currently works at KICKS Academy of Dance, KMC Dance and Gymnastics, and Institute of Dance Artistry. She also teaches creative movement at local libraries as part of Lisa Oster’s Dance Me A Story program.
In fall of 2015, Sarah travelled to Israel where she spent five months training at the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company as part of their International Dance Journey Program. In addition to dancing for Project Moshen, Sarah also dances for NYC-based company kaycruddenco and Philadelphia’s Putty Dance Project. She is so excited for the opportunity to dance with Project Moshen!