Maureen has choreographed and danced professionally with Freespace Dance (1997-2004), where she is an original co-founder, Beyondance and Umoja Dance Company.  Her first professional dance gig was performing with Nicholas Rodriguez and Dance Compass, with whom she toured nationally.  Maureen has taught at many private and public schools in New Jersey as a visiting artist and has been a guest teacher for many American College and High School Dance Festivals throughout the United States.  In 2008 & 2010, she was invited to teach abroad at A Taste of NY, a three-week Dance Intensive in Cyprus.

Maureen was the recipient of a 2011 Dance Education Fellowship at Bates Dance Festival in Maine.  For three weeks she participated in classes, lectures, performances and roundtable discussions on education trends and challenges.

Maureen currently holds a full-time position  for the Dance  Program at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater.  She has previously been on faculty at College of Morris, where she earned her AS in Recreation & Leisure/Dance and Montclair State University, where she earned her BFA in Dance. 

Maureen Glennon

Founder & Artistic Director

 

Maureen Glennon is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator.  She is founder and artistic director of moe-tion dance theater, a New Jersey contemporary modern dance company making it's mark!  Maureen's choreography has been presented extensively throughout the tri-state area including DUMBO Dance Festival, Cool Wave NY Dance Festival, Gershwin Hotel, Merce Cunningham Studio, WaxWorks/University Settlement House, NJ Arts Collaborative/George Street Playhouse & Crossroads Theatre, Hatch Series/Jennifer Muller the Works Studio, The Field/Performance Zone, Soundance at the Barn, Cathedral Arts Festival, Movement Research/DTW studios, SWEAT Outdoors Dance Festival, Outlet Dance Project/Grounds for Sculpture, Garden State Dance Festival, Mix It Up Festival, American College Dance Festivals, National High School Dance Festivals, County College of Morris, Montclair State University, Centenary College and at A Taste of NY in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Her work has been commissioned by Montclair State University, Beyondance, County College of Morris, Raritan Valley Community College, Ballet Forte, Think Pink! Cause a Co*Motion, Arts Access Program at Matheny Medical and Educational Center, numerous high school dance departments throughout NJ and Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains, NY.  
 

Artistic Statement

"My artistic vision is to create innovative dances, exploring subject matter that speaks to all audiences.  I anticipate each performance as an adventure for myself and all others.  My thoughts, interpretations and ideas are simply the catalyst for the overall experience.  My mission is to create an atmosphere of individualistic contribution.  I want my dancers, collaborators and audiences to explore their own thoughts, interpretations and ideas of the subject matter presented.  As an artist I want to produce thought provoking work that moves, strives to cause, changes, arouses, makes progress, evacuates, advances, achieves and stirs.  I look forward to showing my appreciation of the arts through my choreography and am open to all that comes...making me question, think and learn from each of my collaborative experiences."

Photo by Chris Santarella

Photo by Anthony Johnson

Photo by Rich Schaars

 

Maureen Glennon Clayton, Artistic Director

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Maureen Glennon Clayton is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator.  Her choreography has been presented extensively throughout the tri-state area and at American College Dance Festivals, National High School Dance Festivals, the NJ High School Dance Festival, County College of Morris, Montclair State University, Mason Gross Summer Series at Rutgers University, Dance Fest at Centenary University and at A Taste of NY in Nicosia, Cyprus.
 
Maureen’s work has been commissioned by Montclair State University, Beyondance!, County College of Morris, Raritan Valley Community College, Centenary University, Ballet Forte, Think Pink! Cause a Co*Motion, Arts Access Program at Matheny Medical and Educational Center, numerous high school dance departments throughout NJ and Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains, NY.  Maureen’s choreography has also been seen on the Musical Theater stage.  She was the choreographer for Coming of Age, an original musical, by Jon Provan, which was chosen to be presented at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival and in 2015 she was the choreographer for Spring Awakening, which was produced by Porch Light Productions.
 
Maureen has danced and choreographed professionally with Freespace Dance (1997-2004), where she is an original co-founder.  She has also danced with Beyondance!, Umoja Dance Company and has performed as a solo artist.  Her first professional dance gig was performing with Nicholas Rodriguez and Dance Compass, with whom she toured nationally.  Maureen has taught at many private and public schools in New Jersey as a visiting artist and has been a guest teacher for many American College and High School Dance Festivals throughout the United States.  In 2008 & 2010, she was invited to teach abroad at A Taste of NY, a three-week Dance Intensive in Cyprus.  Maureen was the recipient of a 2011 Dance Education Fellowship at Bates Dance Festival in Maine.  For three weeks she participated in classes, lectures, performances and roundtable discussions on education trends and challenges.
 
Maureen holds a full-time teaching position for the Gifted & Talented Honors Dance Program at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater and is an Adjunct Professor at Centenary University.  She has previously been on faculty at College of Morris, where she earned her AS in Recreation & Leisure/Dance and Montclair State University, where she earned her BFA in Dance.  Maureen is an active board member of Dance NJ, where she previously served as president.

Artistic Statement

"My artistic vision is to create innovative dances, exploring subject matter that speaks to all audiences.  I anticipate each performance as an adventure for myself and all others.  My thoughts, interpretations and ideas are simply the catalyst for the overall experience.  My mission is to create an atmosphere of individualistic contribution.  I want my dancers, collaborators and audiences to explore their own thoughts, interpretations and ideas of the subject matter presented.  As an artist I want to produce thought provoking work that moves, strives to cause, changes, arouses, makes progress, evacuates, advances, achieves and stirs.  I look forward to showing my appreciation of the arts through my choreography and am open to all that comes...making me question, think and learn from each of my collaborative experiences."

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