Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Island Moving Co

Island Moving Co. is a classically trained contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI, which produces new dance works through a collaborative creative process. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, the Company has, for 30 +years, produced and presented dances by a diverse group of choreographers, working with musicians, poets, and visual artists.  Island Moving Co. has become known for its creative use of unusual venues, creating site specific work for Rosecliff mansion (The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff), Belcourt Castle (Dracula) and other Newport sites.  Its site specific dance and art festival, Open for Dancing, has engaged over 500 participants in the community as well as choreographers such as Monica Bill Barnes, Joanna Haigood and Noemie Lafrance.   The Company also works extensively in the schools, interacting with students K-12 in curriculum based movement residencies throughout RI and Massachusetts

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Marketing
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 746
Newport, RI 02840
Physical Address: 
3 Charles Street, 3rd Floor
Newport, RI 02840
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster