What ModArts Dance Collective Is

ModArts Dance Collective (MADC), a Harlem based professional modern dance company, is comprised of dedicated, passionate, and gifted artists on a quest for technical growth and artistic nourishment. The company employs a synthesis of ballet and modern blended with Afro centric undertones to articulate the human condition and spirit through the unbounded art form of dance. ModArts Dance Collective prides itself on works of dance that possess both high artistic merit, as well as works bearing a readiness to connect and inspire a multitude of people from various walks of life. ModArts Dance Collective artistically represents an adoration and joy for movement that transcends race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds. ModArts Dance Collective provides a nurturing environment where artists can embody, and audiences can experience, the desire, athleticism, and vitality of dance.

The Mission of ModArts Dance Collective

ModArts Dance Collective's mission is twofold: to celebrate and provide a platform for female artists of colors to share their artistic journeys through classes, residencies, workshops, and performance opportunities to expose and educate the Harlem community, as well as underexposed communities throughout the United States, and to collaborate with other artists of similar and different artistic genres to build an arts community that will inspire, challenge, and support each other while uplifting the Harlem community.

MADC is passionate about being a vehicle for female choreographers of color to teach classes, workshops, and residencies and present their work in a nurturing environment where they can continue to hone and develop their artistic voices and create a community of likeminded artists, audience members, and patrons who support and understand their vision. 

'Collective,' refers to the members of a cooperative enterprise. Specifically the collective includes the artists who perform in the studio and on stage, as well as the collaborating musicians, composers, visual artists, and creative writers. MADC provides a safe and open environment where artists of similar and different genres can start a dialogue, and create something that reflects everyone's strengths, embraces their weaknesses, and pushes all involved outside of their creative comfort zones.

A very BIG thank you for supporting #HarlemVoices

A very BIG thank you to Sarah Horne (founding artistic director of SoHa Dance), the dance artists of MADC & SoHa Dance, Amanda Ringger (lighting designer), David Orlando & Saul (lighting staff), Shaun Tubbs (executive director of MADC), Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Theater, HSA staff, HSA volunteers, ​Lindi Duesenberg (volunteer), Kiya ​Schnorr (photographer), ​Fractured Atlas, Gothan Gazette, UpOut.com, Movement in C, Dance/NYC, Dance Informa, and Dance Plug for making #HarlemVoices a success. ​MADC is grateful and thankful for all of the audience members and patrons who came out and supported Harlem Voices on August 19-20, 2016.  We greatly appreciated your energy, presence, and positive feedback.

Dance Artists Wanted

ModArts Dance Collective is always looking for women and men proficient in Ballet, Modern, and West African. Please email a current headshot and resume' to info@modartsdance.com for an invitation to take company class. MADC encourages people of all racial backgrounds to submit.