Fresh and delicious, colorful and nutritious

MVLE Moves performance ensemble brings third production to stage with “Rookies’ First Feast”

SPRINGFIELD, VA (FEBRUARY 19, 2019) In this food fantasy romp, two newbie firefighters face their highest hurdle yet: cooking for the squad. Plus, Capt. Salvo is dairy-free. So, what’s it going to be? As the young firefighters struggle to fit in and learn to cook healthy food, their Veggie Godmother swoops in to save the day – showing them what teamwork and imagination can do.


As an audience member at Rookies’ First Feast, you’ll be invited to join in songs and dances. By the end of the show, you will have a deeper appreciation for the many ways dogs work with us, guide us and shower us with unconditional affection, as well as understand which dog-related work might suit you best.


As Rookies’ First Feast begins its tour, there are two great ways to join the fun. Come see the show at any one of our upcoming public performances or invite us to perform at your workplace. The show is easy to transport. It lives happily on traditional stages as well as in a multipurpose rooms. Margot reports, “Businesses that are interested in workforce development and inclusion can support a real-life inclusive business model by bringing Rookies’ on site. When working with human resource teams, I combine the performance experience with post-show group discussion. It’s an experience that both that both delights and informs, so it has a lasting impact.”


Rookies’ First Feast runs 45 minutes. It is suitable for people of all ages. All performances are free, but reservations are recommended. Please contact Sarah Caldwell at (703) 894-8247 or to reserve your seats.


About MVLE Moves

Since 2015, Greenlee and the BodyWise Dance artistic team have led MVLE Moves, a movement therapy program for individuals with disabilities at MVLE. MVLE Moves debuted its inaugural performance project with the production ‘Everyday Oz’ in spring 2017. Professional choreographer and director, Margot Greenlee collaborated with clients and staff to create ‘Everyday Oz’. The cast included local professional actors and Individuals from MVLE’s programs. The production gave cast members the full experience of performing a project of their own creation alongside professional performers. The 2018 season included our original production, ‘All About Dogs,” which toured across Northern Virginia for eleven performances to over 670 community audience members. Rookies’ First Feast is the latest chapter in the groups’ work together supporting disabled adults’ physical and emotional health.


MVLE’s mission is focused on creating futures for individuals with disabilities and other barriers through employment and support services. MVLE is an internationally accredited agency that partners with more than 125 commercial businesses in addition to government and other not-for-profit agencies. Serving individuals from across Northern Virginia, MVLE provides opportunities that allow people living with disabilities to develop to their fullest potential by participating in community life through meaningful work and support services.


The MVLE Moves program and performance ensemble is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission on the Arts, ARTSFAIRFAX, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Rea Charitable Trust, and the Express Lanes Foundation. Follow BodyWise Dance and MVLE, Inc. on Facebook and Twitter.


Upcoming performances of “Rookies’ First Feast”


March 19, 10:30am and 1:00pm

MVLE Community Center- 7400 Fullerton Road, Suite 100, Springfield VA



March 26, 12:00pm

Vienna Community Center- 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180



April 2, 10:30am and 1:00pm

MVLE Business Center- 7420 Fullerton Road, Suite 110, Springfield VA



April 9, 10:30am and 12:15pm

Key Center School- 6404 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150


April 16, 10:30am and 1:00pm

MVLE Community Center- 3855 Centerview Drive, Chantilly VA



May 7, 11:00am

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center- 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA