• Forward Motion Dance Company, Inc., is a Wilmington, NC, based non-profit 501(c)(3) dance organization whose mission is to provide local and regional communities with quality modern contemporary dance and education in the art of dance, as well as enhance the local arts community by providing performance opportunities for area dancers and performance artists.

    Forward Motion Dance Company is a volunteer organization, and wishes to thank all those who donate their valuable time for rehearsal, production and fundraising efforts. The Board of Directors is Mary Scott Bethune, Barbara Downing, Diane Evers, Robert Thomas, Jr., CPA, Jon Tait, Tanya Wheeler, and Company Choreographer and Director Tracey L. Varga. Company Dancers are Ashley Barnes, Erin Bergmann, Jeneen Cleare, Kaitlin Davis, James DeVita, Bonnie Dixon, Leslie Nifoussi, and Becky Spivey. If you are interested in volunteering, sponsorship, or an opportunity to become a board member, please speak to any member of the company or board.

  • Forward Motion Dance Company has a vision to find innovative ways to bring dance to the community, and cultivate an understanding and love of this art form. The company was founded by dancer and choreographer Tracey Varga in 2001 and incorporated in 2004, although Tracey has been dancing and choreographing in Wilmington since relocating from Seattle in 1996. Forward Motion Dance sponsors and co-sponsors public arts performances such as “Arts Sensation”, and offers education for schools and community organizations including the Wilmington School of Ballet, DREAMS of Wilmington, The Dance Cooperative, and the YWCA Lower Cape Fear.

    Forward Motion Dance Company is honored to be a recipient of grants through the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County and the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Landfall Foundation to sponsor annual performances showcasing the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga and many wonderful local dancers, musicians, and visual artists.