The mission of Animus Movement is to provide artists a chance to "perform" through dance films and other alternative mediums. The company was born out of the cage of the pandemic with the purpose to continue providing opportunities for artists to move freely and share their craft and love of dance to audiences. The company loves to collaborate with their dancers, as well as other choreographers, musicians, visual artists and beyond. In October 2022 the company expanded and now has two locations, one in its original hometown in NYC and another in Denver, Colorado. Receiving several festival invitations, the company has performed at Dixon Place, the KnJ Theater, Triskelion, Mignolo Arts Center, Sam Scripps Studios, Green Space and the TADA Theater in NYC, and at the Dairy Arts Center and the Parsons Theatre in Colorado. In the last two years Animus Movement has created three dance films and co-produced a show at New York Live Arts and two shows at Ballet Arts, City Center NYC.
Animus Movement is a project-based dance company. We are always seeking creative collaboration in interdisciplinary contexts, be it with choreographers, musicians, visual artists and beyond. Email us at email@example.com
Rebecca, a New York City native, is a graduate of LaGuardia H.S., and the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. During her college years she performed works by Doug Varone, Ori Flomin, Mark Morris, and John Heginbotham. She also studied in Perth, Australia at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, focusing on contemporary dance and aerial circus silks. Rebecca has danced with AMS Project and was a guest artist in Doug Varone's Choreographic Intensive where she had the opportunity to dance with Dance Householder, MATYCHAK, and Sum Bones Co. In NYC she was a member of CoreDance Contemporary, SynthesisDance, and Copy That Dance. She also created and is the artistic director of her own dance company, Animus Movement. Beck recently relocated to Colorado where she started a second company, as well as dancing for T2 Dance Company.
Larah recently moved to Denver from NYC after dancing and teaching for 11+ years there. Since graduating from Pace University with a BFA in commercial dance, she has danced with companies such as SynthesisDANCE and CoreDance Contemporary to name a few. You might have seen her in the award winning documentary “Amy’s Victory Dance” on AppleTV and is currently the assistant director for Animus Movement. Larah has assisted choreographers such as Rhonda Miller at dance conventions and has worked with Michael Rooney and Jackie Sleight in LA. Some of Larah’s performance experience includes, the New York Film Academy, Rising Stars at the Joyce Theatre and Synergy at New York Live Arts.
Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Maddison began dancing at the age of three, training in all styles of dance. After graduating high school and being accepted into ‘The Ailey School’ at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, she moved to New York City. Since then, Maddison has performed numerous pieces by esteemed choreographers, including Kevin Wynn, Jessica Taylor and Dionna PridGeon. And has worked with multiple contemporary companies throughout New York, including ‘CoreDance Contemporary’, ‘The Collective’ and most recently ‘Animus Movement’.She is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center CTP and WILD Dance Intensive. Maddison has completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 examination with Distinction and holds a Certificate lll in Performing Arts.