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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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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 ...

MANCC Returning Choreographic Fellow David Neumann

January 14, 2015
Returning Choreographic Fellow David Neumann will be in residence at MANCC January 12-24, to work on I Understand Everything Better, a multidisciplinary dance-based performance ...
Ragamala Dance

Opening Nights Ragamala Dance Performs “Song of the Jasmine” on December 3rd and 4th

December 3, 2014
Ragamala Dance Song of the Jasmine December 3-4, 8:00 p.m. Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre Ragamala Dance, part of the MANCC McKnight Partnership Artists project, will be pe ...