Erin Carlisle Norton founded The Moving Architects on New Year’s Day, 2007. Growing up in the nooks and crannies of a Victorian house and the Neo-Gothic church outside of Pittsburgh, PA where her father was pastor, she developed a heightened awareness of her experience of physical spaces long-steeped in the passage of time. Adding to this her vigilance in exploring and promoting the female voice, TMA is now a female-centric dance company known for channeling the authentic complexity of both the current and historically lived female experience into dance works edged with charged movement and feminine strength. Norton’s dance works reveal intense female performances that draw from her dance training, academic studies, and independent physical research in Laban Movement Analysis, modern and postmodern academic dance studies, and improvisational study.
Ashley Peters, originally from Utica, New York, holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Psychology from University at Buffalo where she was presented an Award of Distinction in Research for her thesis regarding the history and applications of jazz dance. As a freelance artist...
An all-female dance company, The Moving Architects has performed and taught extensively in academic, professional, and community settings throughout the NYC-area, East Coast, Midwest, and internationally in Central Asia, Guatemala, and Morocco.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Erin Carlisle Norton
Executive and Artistic Director