Community Workshop:
Earl Mosley’s UNCONQUERED Workshop and Film Screening

At Berkshire Athenaeum: Jun 23

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This community workshop took place on Wednesday, July 27, from 6-7:30pm. Scroll for more information.

Community Workshop: Earl Mosley’s UNCONQUERED Workshop and Film Screening

Community members joined film creator and Diversity of Dance, Inc. founder Earl Mosley for this special workshop and film screening. They explored modern and jazz dance themes in this movement workshop for all ages and watched a screening of Mosley’s film, UNCONQUERED. The film uses dance, personal stories, and multimedia narration to explore human interconnections through the turbulent experiences of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, highlighting the triumphs of dance as a means of healing, teaching, guiding, and crafting meaningful connections.

What To Expect

  • Upon arrival, check-in to confirm registration and present vaccination status. 
  • Expect to move together, with music, socially distanced, and wearing masks. 
  • Extra masks, hand sanitizer, and first aid kits will be available. 
  • Location: Berkshire Athenaeum (Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, Auditorium, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201).
  • Parking: The Library has two parking lots; one at each entrance on Bartlett and Wendell Avenues. Visit Downtown Pittsfield for maps and information on parking downtown.
  • Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible. Questions about accessibility? Please contact Thasia Giles at or at 413.243.9919 x161.

Fredrick Earl Mosley is founder and 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 summer intensive began in 2006, is held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. Hearts of Men is an intensive which is designed to use dance to empower and cultivate a safe space where men of all ages can bond in a community of brotherly love. Mosley has applied his philosophy of “giving back” in the creation of a winter program called Earl Mosley’s Dancing Beyond; a fundraiser where proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.  

Mosley’s choreographic credits include the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater Studio Company, Dance Against Cancer Galas and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Mosley has also choreographed schools such as Marymount Manhattan College, Muhlenberg College, The Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program, Rosie’s Theater Kids, National Dance Institute, The Ailey School, Hofstra University, and numerous universities and institutions both nationally and internationally. Mosley’s work has been performed at the National College Dance Festival in Washington DC, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theater, BAM, as well as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors Series.”  

Mosley was awarded Teacher of the Year 2005 by Dance Teacher magazine and the Outstanding Artists Award from the Connecticut Dance Alliance in 2012 for his commitment and love of mentoring and encouraging young dancers to reach for their dreams. In 2016, Mosley was chosen for the outstanding Mid- Career Award for Excellence 2016 award by the prestigious Martha Hill Dance Fund, and in 2018 the Elisa Monte Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the 2022 Theater and Dance Department’s Baker Artist in Residence for Muhlenberg College. He is the 2021-2022 Helen Stambler Neuberger Artist-In-Residence at National Dance Institute. He has also received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut department of education. 

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. Learn more at