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We at mla | Format.Dance are committed to being anti-racist and are actively working to dismantle systems of oppression and implicit biases within ourselves, our organization, movement practices, and programming.
Support Black artists as they continue to fight for liberation and justice. Black Lives Matter.


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.



For the safety of our community, all in-person programming has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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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