"Powerful, Illuminating, Emotionally Engaging"
Jim Julien, Director, Asheville FringeArts

photograph of Maura Garcia dancing
Photo Credit to Jenny Wheat

Maura Garcia Dance offers performances featuring choreographic works of Artistic Director Maura Garcia and collaborating artists. Garcia (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) founded MGD to uplift Indigenous cultural values, to form connections and to explore the rhythms of the natural world. From compelling solos to multi-sensory, experiential ensemble shows, MGD provides deeply engaging performances for the stage, the out-of-doors and in response to specific places and events.

Garcia is dedicated to collaborating within communities to create stories of identity and place.  Accordingly, MGD facilitates long-term collaborative arts projects exploring community narratives and history through dance and other art forms. MGD also provides workshops, residencies and artists talks for both adults and children.