Molly S. Jorgensen is a dance artist/athlete and somatic movement educator/therapist. Her teaching and creative work is informed and inspired by all her teachers and mentors, most profoundly Abby Fiat, Ellen Bromberg, Stephen Koester, Eric Handman, Pamela Geber-Handman, Satu Hummasti, Donna White, Erin Geesaman Rabke, Janice Meaden, Peggy Hackney, Pat Debenham, Cathy Black, and Mel Claridge. She practices ongoing study in embodiment research, including movement culture and somatics/somatic psychology for dance training, performance and wellness. Jorgensen received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2007 from The University of Utah and was awarded full scholarship to the Integrated Movement Studies program (an ISMETA approved training program), where she earned the title Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA). She is also an experienced yoga instructor. Jorgensen’s choreography has been chosen to perform at The American College Dance Festival’s Gala Concert and she has been awarded grants from the Pocatello Arts Council, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts to further her professional development and artistic work. She helped in the creation of and served on the executive board of IDEO (Idaho Dance Education Organization), a state affiliate of NDEO (National Dance Education Organization). Jorgensen co-founded Extendance a program designed to create an active and professional dance community in Pocatello, ID and is the owner/director of MBody Movement, Dance and Somatic Wellness. Molly is a mother to four beautiful, creative and crazy kids that keep her very busy, grounded and full of joy.