Let's Get Into It
No one is special, but everyone is unique. We all have stories and a unique voice to tell them. The world deserves it so let's get it out there.
The Boring Stuff...But read it, please
Dominic Moore-Dunson is an award-winning choreographer, professional dancer, producer, teaching artist and speaker. Dominic is the founder of MooreDunson Co., an arts, media, and entertainment company committed to creating, producing, and presenting storytelling brands like The Black Card Project.
A 2021 Top 40 finalist of the National Dance Project Production Grant of his work “inCOPnegro”, Dominic has received numerous recognitions as a choreographer including a 2021 Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts #180 with Doug Varone, the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize’s Emerging Artist Award for Theatre & Dance and a 2019 fellow of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Program at Jacob’s Pillow. Moore-Dunson is a Creative Research Residency Artist and named a Creative Administration Research Fellow with the National Choreography Center at The University of Akron.
Other fellowships include 2019 Akron Arts Alive! “Outstanding Artists in Dance”, and 2019 “New Agent” by moCa Cleveland, 2018 Breakout Artist by the Devil Strip Magazine, 2016 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow , 2016 IPAY Colleen Porter Fellow (International Performing Arts for Youth), and an inaugural member of Leadership Akron’s Diversity on Board Program.
As a leader in the field of arts & culture Dominic serves as Co-Founder of the Akron Black Artist Guild, board secretary of ArtsNow, and an inaugural board member of The Devil Strip Magazine, the country’s first local news co-op.
Dominic is a graduate of National Arts Strategies’ Executive Program for Arts & Culture Strategies at the University of Pennsylvania. A program designed to enhance all capacities to lead a successful arts & culture non-profit organization.
Ok, What You Really Need To Know
Movement is the foundation of my career. I create dance with, for, and by communities who want to share their story. I explore nuanced topics of the human condition on stages and screens across the country. For me, the process is as important as the finished performance. I use a process anchored in community engagement and every day I witness the transformational power of dance.
If you are a dreamer or doer then you understand the ups and downs of a creative life. Our craft is the source of how we want to change the world. But it's difficult and I believe we don't spend enough time talking about it. Inspiring creatives to recognize their creative calling connects them to their creative community. But we can't just talk about the positives. We have to address the negatives, too.
Having the ability to share stories and movement through a workshop or class setting gives us all the space to be vulnerable and to be safe in our exploration. I'm not interested in teaching dance techniques or repertory. I'd rather we take our stories, create our own techniques and repertory providing a honest and authentic experience -- not regurgitating old ideas.