Mojalet Dance Collective

Mojalet Dance Collective was founded in 1991 by three North San Diego County Artists, Faith Jensen-Ismay, Mary Neuru, and Linda Zambrano. Three educators in dance working in college establishments; they found a need to provide opportunities for dancers, choreographers and other artists post graduation. Mojalet continues to serve as a platform for established and emerging performers and artists to share their work.

After more than a decade of creating work,  Mojalet formally filed for non-profit status in 2003, with Faith Jensen-Ismay taking charge as Artistic Director. Mojalet performs domestically and internationally with a major focus on collaborating with other artists to developing new work.

Since the inception of Mojalet, the company has worked and performed in schools through Young Audiences of San Diego (YA), educating and inspiring our youth. A major goal of Mojalet is to reach out to communities and make the work accessible with a major focus is to offer opportunities to dancers and artists to develop their craft outside an academic environment.

In 2008, Mojalet Dance Collective opened The Vine Theater, Mojalet’s Place for The Arts, a small black box theater located on the grounds at The Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. This new endeavor allowed the company to produce not only their own work, but also present a wide variety of artists ranging from dance, music, poetry, storytelling, theater, and more. With the opening of the Theater in 2008, Mojalet also started our Summer Series at the Vine offering 8-10 consecutive weekends of live performances to over 50 different choreographers and hundreds of dancers, while developing new patrons for the arts.


Mojalet Dance Collective touches lives through dance. We inspire all to explore, learn, and share the beauty of expression through the arts. As an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, we enhance the community. We bring innovation, joy, and passion through artistic collaboration, education and international outreach, and professional concert dance performances world wide.

Full Tilt (2007)


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Founded: 1991
Artistic Director: Faith Jensen-Ismay
Location: San Diego

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