Love & Blessings
Safe & Healthy
Thank you to everyone who attending, collaborated and supported our
outside park events in 2020.
Saturday, January 16,2:00-3:00pm
*THE JOY OF BE-ING IN MOTION*
Moving into 2021 with
Authentic Vibrant Awareness
with Michelle AVA
Zoom link and details soon!
Keep on Dancing!
HaPPy HoliDaYs from
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR
Saturday, November 28,2-4pm
OUT DOOR DANCE & MUSIC EVENT
Dancing w/ Distance Together
LIVE MUSIC BY
JOY JAM BAND
(Rhonda/Drew/Stream/ Patri/ Murph & More!)
Our Commitment to the Connection & Collaborations with our Creative Community
is more important NOW than ever!
We practice social distancing and encourage face coverings /masks at our events
We limit the number of participants and therefore reservation are required.
In September 2019, Michelle AVA M. A. was honored and presented with the
2019 Pola Nirenska Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions in dance for
the DMV community.
Hosted by Metro Dance DC during a round table discussion on National Dance Day at
The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Michelle Ava, M.A. | Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Breathe deeply… feel the dance. Move from stillness… become the dance.
Taste the rhythm… be the dance. Open the heart… we are the dance.
An innovative dance educator, performer, choreographer, bodywork therapist, and spiritual teacher with over three decades of experience, Michelle Ava inspires people to recognize their potential through dance, yoga, and personal expression. She approaches movement as a healing art, a way to embrace possibilities through the fusion of mind, body, and spirit. With a vision of creating “dance for everyone,” she founded Joy of Motion Dance Center in 1976. She is a vital force in DC’s dance and holistic community and teaches and presents her work both locally and nationally. In addition to her long-term, ongoing classes and specialized workshops at Joy of Motion, Michelle teaches at a variety of venues throughout the DC region. She has also been featured as a guest artist with her work in transformational dance at venues including the Omega Institute in New York and the Maharishi International University in Iowa. Learn more about Michelle >>
AVA Archive Project
OPEN CALL for stories, memories, and photos. Michelle AVA is currently writing her memoirs on her work in the DC dance community and her time as founder of Joy of Motion studios. Submit your stories for consideration by email MichelleAVAdance@gmail.com and be a part of AVAdance history!
Michelle Ava M.A.
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AUDITIONS for ImproVolutions and other Upcoming Projects