Molly is an artist and academic working in the field of cultural performance including puppetry and parades. She is founder of NANA PROJECTS
a multidisciplinary nonprofit inventing
innovative artwork that draws people together in public spaces, strengthening
their sense of community identity through shared cultural experience. Ross’ eclectic background includes training
in theater, puppetry, circus arts and sculpture. She received a BS from Northwestern University
in theater and an MFA in sculpture from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art
the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department for six years teaching puppetry, performance and community art.
In 2010 she recieved the prestigious UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence for the Shadow Puppet Performance Alonzo's Lullaby.