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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 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 ...
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MANCC Announces the Center’s 2014-2015 Artists-In-Residence

September 27, 2014
Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography is pleased to announce the Center’s 2014-2015 Artists-In-Residence. The eight residencies of 2014-15 comprise a diverse range of ...
MANCC Awarded NEA Grant for AXIS Dance Company Residency

MANCC Awarded NEA Grant for AXIS Dance Company Residency

August 29, 2014
The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant to support the return of AXIS Dance Company for a new r ...

Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium, School of Dance

August 29, 2014
The Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium will be held on October 11th from 9am – 5pm in Montgomery Hall. The event will bring together a variety of academic disciplines acro ...