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The Movement Project | Non-Profit Feature

How and when did the non-profit get started? 

The Movement Project (TMP) was founded by sisters Megan Gargano and Rebecca Leuszler in 2009 and became a registered non-profit in 2015.

dancers performing as part of The Movement Project

What are the mission and vision of the non-profit?

The Movement Project’s mission is to challenge perspectives, evoke social change and bridge communities through the power of movement.

TMP redefines the status quo and questions predetermined notions of what should be. We do so by creating thought provoking work, providing affordable and accessible dance education and performance to all communities, making space for dance and providing programming that supports the needs of today’s local artists.

What is your focus in now? Who do you help and why? 

Our current focus is to support the shifting landscape of the dance community moving forward from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We work daily to ensure that the dance arts and education opportunities here in northeast Ohio continue to thrive and grow.

Where is the non-profit headed? What do you hope to accomplish in the future? 

We seek to expand our resources to professional artists at all stages of their careers and continue to build back our movement education outreach programming, whether for community centers, libraries, magnet arts programs or collegiate dancers.

How can people get involved?

Donations and volunteering!

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Want to get in contact with TMP? Visit The Movement Project’s website or email Elyse at elyse@themovementproject.org.

Special thanks to Elyse Morckel, Associate Director/Company Member of The Movement Project, for sending organization information and providing photos. If you’d like a non-profit you’re involved with to be featured on the Everyday Akron blog, sign up today.