Dominic Moore-Dunson


Artie & The Black Card

Grades 6-12, College & Public Audiences


Grades 9-12, College & Public Audiences

Dominic Moore-Dunson is an award-winning choreographer, professional dancer, producer, teaching artist and speaker. Dominic is the founder of MooreDunson Co., an arts, media, and entertainment company committed to creating, producing, and presenting storytelling brands like Artie and The Black Card.

A 2021 Top 40 finalist of the National Dance Project Production Grant of his work “inCOPnegro”, Dominic has received numerous recognitions as a choreographer including a 2021 Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts #180 with Doug Varone, the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize’s Emerging Artist Award for Theatre & Dance and a 2019 fellow of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Program at Jacob’s Pillow. Moore-Dunson is a Creative Research Residency Artist and named a Creative Administration Research Fellow with the National Choreography Center at The University of Akron.

Other fellowships include 2019 Akron Arts Alive! “Outstanding Artists in Dance”, and 2019 “New Agent” by moCa Cleveland, 2018 Breakout Artist by the Devil Strip Magazine, 2016 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, 2016 IPAY Colleen Porter Fellow (International Performing Arts for Youth), and an inaugural member of Leadership Akron’s Diversity on Board Program.

As a leader in the field of arts & culture Dominic serves as Co-Founder of the Akron Black Artist Guild, board secretary of ArtsNow, and an inaugural board member of The Devil Strip Magazine, the country’s first local news co-op.

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 successful arts & culture non-profit organization.