Photography by Heather Gray
Mollie Wolf is a mountain woman from Colorado currently living in 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 graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Colorado in 2012 with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Ethnic Studies.
Wolf consistently engages in interdisciplinary art-making and collaborative processes. She is currently a member of The Rock Collection (RocCo), a dance theater collective of Los Angeles-based choreographers, poets, composers, and media artists. Wolf founded and 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. Wolf continues to make and show work in Los Angeles, her next premiere approaching in Fall of 2019.
Wolf is an accomplished dance teacher and has worked with students of all levels and ages within varying techniques including modern, contemporary, jazz, ballet, breaking and house. However her recent years teaching have focused on fusion floorwork, somatics, and improvisation. Wolf’s underlying goal as an instructor is to challenge the students’ creative and physical facilities while building inside each of them a foundational layer of self-trust. Wolf is currently a teaching artist in permanent residence at Renaissance Arts Academy, a Title I charter public school in Los Angeles, and facilitates professional-level floor work classes in LA under the name Ground Grooves. Her recent guest teaching credits include 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 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.