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History and Legacy


1996 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. was founded by Fredrick Earl Mosley as a professional dance and teaching company.


1998 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. became a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.


2005 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. creates Earl Mosley’s Institute of The Arts, an annual four-week summer dance intensive at The Marvelwood School in Kent, CT.

2011 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. creates an all-male identifying intergenerational project, Hearts of Men, a year-long outreach program specifically targeted to uplift and celebrate young men through dance with an annual summer intensive.


2012 Fredrick Earl Mosley and EMIA received the Connecticut Dance Alliance's Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award.


2013 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. creates Dancing Beyond, in collaboration with the Manhattan Movement Arts Center and Dance Against Cancer, serving 80-120 students, along with tri-state area schools and companies with all proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society.  


2016 Fredrick Earl Mosley received the Martha Hill's Mid-Career Award along with Diversity of Dance Alumnus Eric Parra receiving Martha Hill's Young Professional Award.


2018 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc.'s EMIA relocated its summer intensive to Hofstra University, in Hempstead, NY initiating an expansion of its programming to an international residential four-week S

2020 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc.'s EMIA reaches international expansion with participants from the London, Japan, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Israel, and America.

2021 Fredrick Earl Mosley and Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. shared the world premiere of the international dance film UNCONQUERED. 

2021 Pioneering, loved, Inaugural, and Celebrated Executive Director Steffen Coleman transitioned from her role after guiding EMDOD for 25 years.

2022 Fredrick Earl Mosley is named the National Dance Institute's Helen Stambler Neuberger Artist-in-Residence throughout 2022 celebrating creative processes for an artist of color showcasing excellence in our field.

2023 Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Inc. creates it's Company In Residence (CIR) Program in support of intergenerational development and new, imaginative, creations.

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