Photography by Heather Gray
Mollie Wolf is a mountain woman from Colorado currently living in Columbus, OH with strong ties to Los Angeles. She has studied extensively with professionals in the post-modern, hip hop, African, and contemporary dance communities. She is known for her distinctive movement vocabulary that draws upon and fuses many floorwork and release-based techniques from post-modern and hip hop lineages. Wolf received her BFA in Dance and minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and her MFA in Dance from Ohio State University.
Wolf consistently engages in interdisciplinary art-making and collaborative processes. She is a creative producer for Nova Han Productions, through which she oversees builds of interactive installation work and directs interactive performance work at Electric Forest and Lost Lands music festivals. She is a member of The Rock Collection (RocCo), a dance theater collective of Los Angeles-based choreographers, poets, composers, and media artists. Wolf previously directed WolfTank Productions, an interdisciplinary production company that has been awarded residencies in Boulder, CO & Birr, Ireland, and has produced music videos for the Lebanese rock/pop band Mashrou' Leila.
As a freelance director and choreographer, Wolf has been commissioned to make work for various dance companies and colleges, including California State University, Pikes Peak Community College, Ormao Dance Company, and Bare Bait Dance Company. Her solo improvisational performance work has been showcased through out the United States and Europe.
As a dance educator, Wolf's strengths are in merging the creative, the intellectual, and the relational through embodied practice. Wolf is an accomplished movement educator and has worked with students of varying age, experience, race, ability, and economic status within many movement modalities, including contemporary, fusion floorwork, somatics, improvisation, composition, and multi-media production. Wolf’s underlying goal as an instructor/educator/facilitator is to challenge the students’ creative and physical facilities while building inside each of them a foundational layer of self-trust. Wolf is currently an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Her recent guest teaching credits include The University of Montana (Missoula, MT); Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO); The Block 1750 (Boulder, CO); The Dance Arts Theater of Utah (SLC, UT); Movement Lifestyle (LA); Brockus Project Dance (LA); Creatington (LA); The Rounds Workshop (SLC, UT & Boulder, CO); Layers Workshop Series (LA); Diavolo Architecture in Motion (LA); and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (LA).
As a dancer, Wolf has performed for and trained consistently with many accomplished artists, including Bebe Miller, Rennie Harris, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Michelle Ellsworth, Gesel Mason, Darrel Jones, Onye Ozuzu, Uri Shafir, Jacob Mora, Becca Lemme, and John Pennington. In addition, Wolf has toured with Tara Rynders' interdisciplinary You & Me Performances, Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, Wild Heart Dance Collective, and Control Group Productions.
Mollie is a shaker and a mover, and enjoys the small things in life—she runs, writes, and bakes a mean vegan cake.