Board Member: Dominic Moore-Dunson
Founder, MooreDunson Co. LLC
Secretary, Board of Directors – ArtsNow
Dominic Moore-Dunson is an award-winning dancer & choreographer, a creative entrepreneur, and a local arts leader in Akron, OH. In 2016, Dominic has established a large-scale community-based dance theatre project called Artie & The Black Card (formerly The Black Card Project) which premiered in Sept 2018. By partnering with arts, education, and business institutions/corporations the project inspires conversation around black identity, how it relates to economic development in the black community, and the solutions we can create to cultivate a more diverse pool of black professionals and other marginalized people groups.
Moore-Dunson performed eight seasons as a Company Member with Inlet Dance Theatre while serving Assistant to the Artistic Director. As an individual artist Dominic has received numerous recognitions including a 2021 Associate Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts #180 with Doug Varone, 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award for Theatre & Dance, a 2019 fellow of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Program at Jacob’s Pillow, 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Winner, 2019 Akron Arts Alive! “Outstanding in Dance”, and 2019 “New Agent” by moCa Cleveland, 2018 commission by Akron Art Museum for his solo work, “CAUTION,” 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Winner, 2016 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, 2016 Collen Porter Fellow (International Performing Arts for Youth), and an inaugural member of Leadership Akron’s Diversity on Board Program. Currently, Moore-Dunson is a Research Resident Artist at the National Choreography Center at the University of Akron.
Dominic is a graduate of National Arts Strategies’ Executive Program for Arts & Culture Strategies at the University of Pennsylvania. A program designed to enhance all capacities to lead a thriving arts & culture non-profit organization. Amongst his many roles as an emerging arts leader in Akron Dominic serves as a co-founder of the Akron Black Artist Guild, board secretary of ArtsNow, and as a board member of The Devil Strip Magazine.