Pivotal Moment - Winter Workshop Series

Pivotal Moment, The Cowles Center’s newest workshop series, is geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for 3 years or less. This program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Classes are held the first three Monday’s of each month followed by open studio time for participants.

9:30-11:30 AM Class (First Three Mondays)

January | Leila Awadallah

    • Classes | Jan 8, 15, 22

    • Studio 5b 

February | Gabrielle Dominique

    • Classes| Feb 5, 12, 19

    • Studio 5b

March | Brenna Mosser

    • Classes | Mar 5, 12, 19

    • Target Education Studio



The Pivotal Moment program initiated by the Cowles Center's Education Department came just at the time I needed it. It had been a year since I had graduated from a college dance program and I was missing moving amongst my peers, as well as feeling a little stagnant in my career as a professional dancer/choreographer. Pivotal Moment gave me the opportunity to test out teaching my movement in a safe space and take on new movement/techniques from my fellow dancers who were going through the same life questions as me. It was a place for us to openly discuss life as a young artist and imagine how to move past the roadblocks we were facing. After every session, I walked away with new information about myself as a dancer and how I want to impact the Twin Cities dance community. It was such a highlight of my summer and I look forward to continuing the connections I had made during these workshops. I am endlessly grateful to the Education Department and the Cowles Center as a whole for creating this program.” - Emma Marler, Pivotal Moment Artist, Fall 2017


Stay Connected!
Updates will be posted to the Pivotal Moment Facebook group. 

For more information, contact:

Elyse Chambers, Education Manager

612-206-3642 |