The Story of Mobius
Mobius Method has grown up in the rich soil at the intersection between the performing arts and systems change. Founder Amelia Terrapin chose a career as a modern dancer, spending 15 years cultivating healthy ensembles and generating aliveness and joy as a teacher, performer and administrator. All the while she struggled to satisfy her own changemaking soul that yearned to contribute more directly to social and environmental justice movements. Her experiences as a teaching artist in public schools made this desire even more urgent. Amelia left the dance world and took a deep dive into industrial systems design, igniting a love and reverence for the science of living systems. While invigorated by the ideas, she was disheartened by the culture of this new field of systems change. In her experience, dance ensembles were powered by vulnerability, collaboration and purposeful creativity; while systems change work felt mired in exhausted individual effort and the slow grinding gears of bureaucracy, professionalism and hierarchy. Amelia wondered…
What kind of world could changemakers build if they felt free to connect and create like dance ensembles do?
This question beats at the heart of the Mobius Method, and lives through our work elevating changemaking teams into powerful ensembles.
Founder + CEO
Founding Partner, Strategy + Operations
Resident Artist + Creative Development
Jill is committed to creating spaces where both the individual and collective thrive. Integration, transformation, clarity, purpose and possibility reveal themselves as fuel when we embody an ensemble mindset. Jill reminds us that this life giving fuel is unleashed when we celebrate our creative minds, invite our communicative bodies and honour our ability to rise beyond our perceived limitations.
Jill has devoted over four decades to the study of the human condition including 30 years as a Professional Dance Artist. Her commitment has taken her across the globe where she has worked with renowned companies such as Ballet Nacional de Cuba, as well as independent collectives. Jill directed and created the post secondary training initiative ‘The Practice’, choreographed for the the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch ceremonies, founded her not-for-profit professional dance company and has facilitated movement and interconnectivity for adults with mixed abilities. Jill continues to mentor professional performers, choreograph, coach and create, all the while immersing herself in the world of Mobius.
It Takes a Village
Woven throughout the story of Mobius are threads of meaningful relationships, deep conversations, and transformative experiences. With gratitude and wonder, we acknowledge the contributions of those who have supported Mobius throughout our journey: