PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
push/FOLD dancer Molly Rea wearing bright yellow overalls in full body twist on hands and feet at Cobalt Studios in Portland, Oregon | Photography: Samuel Hobbs

Molly Rea


Molly Rea was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and began training in Classical Ballet with Columbia City Ballet's Columbia Conservatory of Dance at age 5. After graduating high school from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Molly later performed with schools and companies to advance her career, notably: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet West, Cincinnati Ballet, The Limón Company, Ballet Pensacola, and PDX Contemporary Ballet, performing works by Jennifer Archibald, José Limón, George Balanchine and studying the Gaga movement technique developed by Ohad Naharin.

Molly graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, studying the cello alongside dance. She currently resides on a 60-acre farm outside of Portland, where she tends honey bees, chickens, and a cut flower garden in her spare time. Outside of dance, Molly continues her admiration for the human form and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

This is Molly's first season with push/FOLD.

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Samuel Hobbs

Artistic Director, Composer‑Choreographer

Holly Shaw

Managing Director, Performer

Briley Jozwiak

Rehearsal Director, Performer

Ashley Morton

Projects Director, Performer

Maile Crowder


Bryaunna "Bree" Kostelnik

Samuel Hobbs | Dancer: Molly Rea
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