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mla | Format.Dance is a project-based modern dance company working in New Jersey. Led by artistic director Marissa Aucoin, the company is committed to creating highly collaborative, experimental performance projects that invite audiences to engage with dance in a variety of formats. 

In addition to their creative work, mla | Format.Dance engages in community based education and outreach through customized workshops, residencies, and teaching artist work. We value dance and its ability to empower individuals, foster community, and promote radical empathy. 

We firmly believe that every body can dance.


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Interested in our work? Check out our current collaborations and upcoming performance projects.





mla | Format.Dance is committed to providing high quality, accessible dance education for a wide range of ages and experiences. Check out some of our current offerings or work with us to customize a program that fits your needs!


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Dive into the physical history of mla | Format.Dance through our collection of archival materials. 

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