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The Movement Project

The Movement Project

The Movement Project is a professional modern dance company & school serving the communities of greater Cleveland and Akron.


The Movement Project’s mission is to challenge perspectives, evoke social change and bridge communities through the power of movement.

TMP redefines the status quo and questions predetermined notions of what should be. We do so by creating thought provoking work, providing affordable and accessible dance education and performance to all communities, making space for dance and providing programming that supports the needs of today’s local artists.

July 2015, TMP received their 501 c (3) status and is looking forward to growing their efforts in unifying the communities of Cleveland and Akron, as well as supporting artists who call northeast Ohio their home.



THE MOVEMENT PROJECT was founded in 2009 by Megan Gargano (she/her) and Rebecca Leuszler (she/her) with goals to support professional dance in Cleveland. In 2013 TMP launched its first full season of performances and has since then produced over 35 evening-length concerts, has created over 60 new works, produced 6 original dance films, and has performed at various venues such as Cleveland Public Theatre, The Breen Center, Dumbo Dance Fest in NYC, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio University and Transformer Station. In 2019, TMP collaborated, performed and produced a sold-out concert with Pam Tanowitz and her NYC company Pam Tanowitz Dance.

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