Earl MosleyFredrick Earl Mosley is Founder/Director of Diversity of Dance Inc., including programs such as Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts (EMIA), Hearts of Men, and Dancing Beyond. A part of EMDOD's mission is not only to educate and entertain but also to use dance to enhance and enrich lives, even in the most adverse circumstances. EMIA, a four-week annual residential summer intensive began in 2006, is held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. Hearts of Men uses dance to empower and cultivate a positive environment where men of all ages can bond in a community of brotherly love.
Mr. Mosley has applied his philosophy of "giving back" in the creation of a winter program called Earl Mosley's Dancing Beyond, A benefit for Dance Against Cancer. Following EMIA 2020 ONLINE's outstanding summer, Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance presented EMIA FALL 2020 ONLINE, which offered10 weeks of classes for dancers during these struggling and virtual times. In 2021 EMDOD also established the Dance Is Activism Film Festival in response to the push for change in our social, racial, gender inequitable built-in systems that target mostly black and brown citizens. The festival gave a platform for dancers, choreographers and film makers to come together and express their art and voices of activism to stand up, speak out and make change. EMIA 2021 In person nonresidential program will take place in NYC, June 21- july3.
Mr. Mosley believes in diversity, not only in art, but also the life experiences that each dancer brings to the process of creating dance that entertains, educates and heals the human spirit. For more information please visit diversityofdance.org.