Molly Misgalla was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduation from Point Park University, Molly danced with the modern based Mary Miller Dance Company and with the Philadelphia based-jazz dance company “Waves”. She performed in the feature film “Living Out Loud” starring Holly Hunter, Inatoriso Cabaret Show in Tokyo, Japan and in numerous industrial and commercials for companies such as Glaxo Smith- Kline. An assistant professor of dance at the University of the Arts since 2000, Molly is a prominent choreographer and guest instructor working regionally, nationally and internationally. Teaching engagements include Jacksonville University, DeSales University, Pennsylvania State University and the Manhattan Dance Project. Molly was an artist-in-residence at Ecole de Ballet and Just Move Dance in Luxembourg. She has also taught Master classes in Luxembourg, Paris and London, as well as studios and conventions throughout the US. Molly maintains a direct connection with MSA Dance Agency in New York, and is a frequent panel member for dance scholarship auditions such as A.S.H The Workshop Experience, and Jazz Dance World Congress. She has been a professional representative to “National Dance Week” celebrations and has produced many “Celebrate Philly Dance” performances. Molly continues to study and develop her own technique and experience of dance, recently travelling to Tel Aviv, Israel where she attended an immersion program in ‘Gaga Technique’, under the direction of Ohad Nahrain and the Batsheva dancers.