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The Movement Arts Collective

SLO's Newest and Nowest Dance Company

Our Mission

Moving Futures

To enhance the artistic landscape of the local and regional community through dance performance, education, and outreach, building both the artists and the audiences of the future.


Ballet Unbound


After over a year of lock down, social distancing, Zoom rehearsals and classes, the Movement Arts Collective is excited to present its EMERGENCE.  This contemporary ballet concert examines themes of connection and conflict in the time of Covid-19.  Maartje Lawrence-Herman's work, Holding Connection, is danced en pointe until the performers shed their shoes and societal constraints in order to find true connection.  Lost in Place by Ryan Lawrence is a piece for 5 dancers juxtaposing the physical and psychological  environments we've been forced to confront while sheltered in place.

Presented at the beautiful Chateau Noland located between San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach, the performance series takes place on our outdoor stage, socially distanced, with limited capacity. This is your first chance to see live dance in over a year, don't miss it.

Friday May 14, 7:30 - Family Picnic Night

Saturday May 15, 3:00

Saturday May 15, 7:30 - Special Gala Evening

Sunday May 16, 3:00

Visit our sister studio, the  Movement Arts Center, for ballet and contemporary dance classes.

2074 Parker Street, Suite 118
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401