Molly Gawler grew up on Buttermilk Hill on a small farm in Maine. She danced from a young age and studied Vaganova ballet with Russian teacher and choreographer Andrei Bossov. Following that, she broadened her horizons with ballet, modern and improvisational studies at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance earning her BFA in Dance Performance. While in New York City she danced with contemporary/modern companies “CorbinDances” with choreography by Patrick Corbin and “Noa Dance” with choreography by Nelly VanBommell. She began working with Pilobolus Dance Theater in 2006, and soon thereafter, she was a part of the “Oscars,” Academy Awards of 2007 and collaboratively created many theatrical shadow projects that arose from that point forward. The culmination of that work is her lead role as “the dog girl” in Pilobolus’s Shadowland a full length show that toured the world. She plays fiddle, banjo and sings in the “Gawler Family Band” as well as her trio of sisters, “The Gawler Sisters.” She continued her movement/performance studies with the Cyr Wheel and Rope at the New England Center for Circus Arts. Currently she resides in Orland with her husband Lao, 2 year old Caspian and tends to a small vegetable garden.
Droplet Dance is her dance company comprised of solo choreography by Molly Gawler in collaboration with musicians and other artists. Droplet Dance collaborators include Lissa Schneckenburger; fiddler and singer, The Gawler Family Band; traditional folk music.