With the beginning of October and our 2014 season, MM2 has moved to a new home at The Iron Factory for its weekly rehearsals. Formerly the top floor of an early 1900’s factory, the large rental studio in Philadelphia’s Olde Kensington neighborhood was made available to us by its founders – Lora Allen and Tori Lawrence. With its old world pine floors, exposed brick walls, and natural light, the studio offers a rich architectural interior and a warm and nurturing creative space. The Center City location offers a vast array of new opportunities for the company. This includes the large number of classes offered through The Iron Factory, making available to our company members a chance to continue their dance education and further develop their skills.
With the new season, MM2 will be saying goodbye to several company members as they move on with their own careers and educational opportunities. We are grateful for their energy, talent and creativity that has spurred tremendous growth for our company. Auditions for new company members have already commenced, with a large number of up and coming and established dancers sharing their talents with us for an opportunity to join the company. Look for future announcements about our new dancers/choreographers for the 2014 season.
Additional changes for 2014 include Steven Weisz, founder of MM2, moving to the role of Executive Director for the company. Brianne Scott, who is now on her fourth season with the company, has been made Artistic Director. Jenna Faye Eugenides, who has been with MM2 since its inception, has been made Company Manager. This is part of a restructuring to ensure the continued growth of our company. A professional search is also being conducted for new board members, who can bring a variety of resources to develop our brand, ensure our fiscal stability and help us reach a greater audience in the community.
The company has begun developing new work and new dances for what promises to be a most exciting 5th Anniversary Season!