Garland Goodwin Wilson received her BA in Theatre from LSU and studied locally at 2M's School of Dance. She has also studied modern dance across the world at centers and festivals such as Impulstanz Vienna and the Jose Limon Institute in New York. She has trained under and facilitated residencies with artists such as Ashleigh Leite, Netta Yerushalmy, Irene Rampino and Emily Plauche-Flink and has has toured with Windows Dance Company (Brazil, Asia, Hawaii) and with TNZTT Dance Theatre (Slovakia, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic). Locally, she has worked for Capitol High, Scotlandville Magnet High, The Runnels School, Playmakers, and the Arts Council of GBR. Garland is Board President of the Louisiana Alliance for Dance and Board Member for Palissimo Dance in NYC. She has served as a grants panelist for the BR Area Foundation and the Arts Councils of GBR, Shreveport and Louisiana, and is also a Louisiana Dance Fellow for Choreography. In 1996, she returned to the state and has served as the Artistic Director of OMC since 1997, creating 37 productions for the company and taking the arts to over 100 venues in the Southern region.
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Anna Schwab is a native of Baton Rouge and a longtime advocate for the arts in our community. In 2015 she earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the LSU Flores MBA program. Prior to joining Of Moving Colors, Anna worked as a dance educator in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and served as Director of Finance at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has previously served as assistant to the Development Director at Manship Theatre, and her experience in arts administration includes grant writing, strategic planning and public relations. In 2016, with support from the Arts Council, Anna brought the Tokyo-based public speaking series "PechaKucha Night" to Baton Rouge and currently serves as City Organizer for the recurring event, which also takes place in over 1,300 cities globally. For nine seasons Anna danced with OMC under the artistic direction of Garland Goodwin Wilson. She has been a featured soloist, guest artist and contributing choreographer for productions including OMC’s New York City performance at Dance New Amsterdam Theatre, Tsunami Dance New Orleans, Ten Tiny Dances, and has performed the work of choreographers such as Pavel Zustiak of Palissimo, Netta Yerushalmy of Doug Varone and Dancers, and Sarah Cullen Fuller of Hubbard Street Dance.
Emma Granier began her dance career at Jean Leigh Academy of Dance as part of the Company for seven years. While training with the company, she was able to travel to different states to take master classes and perform. Additionally, Emma began teaching various styles of dance classes to all age ranges for four years at Jean Leigh. Emma became a student at Louisiana State University in 2019. She is working toward a degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations, a minor in Psychology, and is projected to graduate in May 2023. She worked with Dance Marathon, a nonprofit that benefits the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, as their Director of Marketing. Shortly after, she volunteered her time to another nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, as their public relations consultant. Emma is also an Ambassador for her senior college, the Manship School of Mass Communication. After graduation, she plans to pursue a professional career in public relations. Emma began working for Of Moving Colors as an intern in the summer of 2021 and became a part of the staff shortly after. This is her second year with Of Moving Colors, and she is excited to continue to learn and grow with the company.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paula Merrick Roddy
Allison Lamar Beard
Fred C. Dent, III