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Fredrick Earl Mosley (he/him)

Founder and Artistic Director

Fredrick Earl Mosley (he/him) is an award-winning and internationally recognized arts educator, choreographer, and Founder and Artistic Director of Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance (EMDOD), which is the springboard for international and intergenerational programs such as Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts (EMIA), Hearts of Men (HoM), Dance is Activism Film Festival (DIAFF), and Dancing Beyond (DB). A part of EMDOD's mission is not only to entertain but to use dance to help affect lives in the most adverse circumstances which is a part of Mosley's life philosophy. Mosley was born in Raleigh, NC and began his dance journey at the North Carolina School of the Arts with additional development at The Ailey School and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Mosley has performed with Ailey II, Gus Solomon Dance, Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, and more. Mosley's choreographic commissions include the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, American Ballet Theater Studio Company, and Dallas Black Theatre among others. Mosley has also choreographed on a numerous amount of national and international arts institutions such as the SUNY Purchase, NYU Tisch, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Yale University, National Dance Institute, Montclair State University, Joffrey Ballet, The Ailey School, Hofstra University, Tokyo School of Music (Japan), and Sadler Wells Theater (London) among others. Mosley has had his work performed at National College Dance Festivals, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and multiple appearances at Lincoln Center. Mosley has been featured as Teacher of the Year (2005) by Dance Teacher Magazine and awarded the Mid-Career Award for Excellence (2016) by the Martha Hill Fund, the Outstanding Artists Award from the Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the Elisa Monte Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Mosley strongly believes in passion, spirit, and commitment to appreciating the differences that truly make each artist unique and respected. Mosley is a director who leads the EMDOD vision with a strong hand for all. He welcomes diversity not only in art but in life experiences that each dancer brings to the process of creating dance that entertains, educates, and heals the human spirit through cultivating, exploring, collaborating, and growing together.

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Fredrick Earl Mosley (he/him)