Diana Movius was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and has lived in Washington, DC since 2007. She trained with Patricia McBride at Charlotte Ballet (formerly named North Carolina Dance Theater) and Melissa Hayle-Coyle at Charlotte City Ballet. She spent summers at North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Ballet Chicago. Diana earned a BA and MA in Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University with a Minor in Dance. There, she danced principal roles and worked with the Balanchine Trust in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, The Four Temperaments, and Stars and Stripes, and performed in Robert Moses’ elegant quintet, “These Women” with Cardinal Ballet at Stanford University, California.
In Washington DC, Diana has performed with MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet, Black/Jimenez Dance Project, and Classical Repertory Dance Theater. Her choreographic debut in DC -- a contemporary ballet work, Obsidian--was commissioned by Classical Repertory Dance Theater 2010 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Since then, her works have gained momentum, being presented by the Kennedy Center, Dance Place, Smithsonian Portrain Gallery, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sidney Harman Hall, Jack Guidone Theater, Woolley Mammoth Theater, and at the facility she founded, Dance Loft on 14. Having lived abroad in Peru and worked in Mexico and Indonesia, she especially enjoys taking ballet classes in foreign countries.
Here are some pics of her dancing.
Diana Movius in Florian Rouiller "Profondeur Inconnue," performing at American Dance Institute Rockville.