Interview with Josie Moseley (2015)


Interview with Josie Moseley (2015)


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Josie Moseley is a dancer, choreographer, and educator who has created solo and group pieces for international audiences for over 25 years. She has been on the faculty of the Portland Ballet since 2012.

Recorded for the documentary Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present.

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Choreographer, dancer, and educator Josie Moseley has created and performed solo and group pieces for over 25 years in the Pacific Northwest and internationally. Portland’s White Bird dance collective was the first to bring Moseley’s company to the stage, and more recently, she was commissioned to create work for the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City. In 2010, she was recognized by Dance Magazine as one of the year’s “100 most influential choreographers.”

As an instructor, she has taught at Reed College and the University of Portland in Oregon, the University of California at Berkeley and Mills College in Oakland, California, and the BodyVox studio in Portland. She has served on the faculty of the Portland Ballet since 2012.

Interviewer Eric Nordstrom is a dance performer, filmmaker and professor. As a director and editor, his interests focus on the intersection of dance, improvisation, documentary, and film. His past and current film work features such prominent dancers and scholars as Ann Cooper Albright and Simone Forti. In Seattle, he has performed with Karen Nelson, and in Portland, Oregon, was a core company member with Oslund+Company. Eric has taught contemporary technique, contact improvisation, and dance film courses in colleges and festivals throughout the U.S., including Macalester College, Kenyon College, Reed College, Portland State University, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Conduit Dance, and The Ohio State University, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts. He is on faculty at Lewis and Clark College.


This interview is made available through the Portland State University Library Special Collections and University Archives with the generous permission of Eric Nordstrom, Portland Performing Arts Video and is for educational and non-commercial use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form, distributed or played for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: or (503) 725-9883

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Interview with Josie Moseley (2015)