Creative space when you need it
Guided by the belief in dance as a powerful means for cultural and social transformation, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet (dba Dance Loft on 14)’s mission is to catalyze new dance works and expand access to dance and the performing arts in Washington, DC. We provide vital rehearsal and performance facilities and programs that catalyze artistic work and connect DC residents with the arts. We envision a city where local performing artists thrive, homegrown performances are regularly presented, and dance is accessible to a full range of audiences
In 2010, MOVEIUS was founded by Diana Movius as a performance ensemble, with successful runs at the Kennedy Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Dance Place, and Capital Fringe. The professional MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet ensemble continues create productions and to be in residence at Dance Loft on 14.
In 2015, in response to the shortage of accessible rehearsal and performance space in DC, we envisioned and opened our Dance Loft on 14 facility in 2015. Located in a former 1920’s art-deco movie theater, Dance Loft on 14 catalyzes art and vibrancy in Washington, DC's Central 14th Street area while expanding access to the arts. Serving the city-wide dance and theater communities and our local neighborhood, Dance Loft on 14 provides rehearsal space for dance and theater artists, dance and movement classes for adults and youth, shared office space for small non-profits, a 120-seat black-box theater, and an array of high-quality performance programming in a historic loft with spacious studios.
Rehearsal and performance space:DanceLoft offers studio rentals during convenient times, such as weekday nights and weekends.
Classes:DanceLoft offers classes with sought-after teachers for both youth and adults.
Outreach:We partner with Ward 4 neighborhood schools for after-school, in-school, and field trip dance programming.
A neighborhood arts hub:A variety of performances and arts events are programmed throughout the year.