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The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC, pronounced man-see), is a dance and choreographic research center, housed in the renovated dance facilities in Montgomery Hall. MANCC seeks to complement the activities of the School of Dance by strengthening and enhancing interaction between dance practitioners operating within and outside of an academic setting.

The mission of the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography is to raise the value of the creative process in dance by:

  1. providing a model of support for professional choreographic creativity within a Research One university.
  2. providing choreographers access to a stimulating environment where experimentation, exploration and life-long learning are both valued and encouraged, and
  3. providing opportunities for the students, staff, and faculty, the community of Tallahassee and the national dance field at large to engage with the creative process in dance.

Current Programs

  • Choreographic Fellowships: MANCC offers Choreographic Fellowships to professional choreographers, to conduct their own creative research. Artists are free to take advantage of the center’s facilities and other resources, including technology.
  • Living Legacy: The Living Legacy program offers American artists of national or global significance a rare form of support – the opportunity, tools and expertise to document, preserve or further their own legacy and ideas.
  • Free to Rep: MANCC’s Free to Rep program is designed to encourage artistic experimentation by bringing together contemporary U.S. based repertory companies and choreographers in creative residencies. Choreographers should be either at an early point in their repertory development or aesthetically challenging to the company’s current repertory.
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MANCC Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Visiting Artist, Jennifer Monson

December 10, 2015
This month, MANCC welcomes Jennifer Monson, an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and improviser, as well as educator and curator, and her four collaborators in a 1 ...

MANCC Founder Maggie Allesee Marched in 2015 Homecoming Parade

December 10, 2015
Amid the decorated floats and Marching Chiefs of this year's Homecoming Parade was returning cheerleader and School of Dance alum Maggie Allesee, the first woman to letter in a ...

New Funding Enables MANCC to Nurture Dancemakers Through the Creative Process

September 11, 2015
By Amy Farnum-Patronis courtesy of Scientists aren’t the only ones who conduct experiments as a part of their research at Florida State University. Artists are constantl ...

MANCC Artist Nora Chipaumire Works with School of Dance Students

April 15, 2015
Recent MANCC Returning Choreographic Fellow Nora Chipaumire welcomed two School of Dance students, Shamar Watt and Erika Hand, as participants in her residency, giving them acces ...

FSU Welcomes Back Nora Chipaumire

January 28, 2015
FSU welcomes back Nora Chipaumire as she returns to Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) for her third Choreographic Fellowship (January 28 – February 15, 20 ...