"My goal is to encourage others to pursue challenging interests which present opportunities for growth, enrichment, self-actualization, and ultimately a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Katayoun Hutson, Mosaïque Founder
Founded at the intersection where art, music, language and culture intertwine, our vision is to promote the interconnectedness of these disciplines in unique educational programs for the benefit of our members and the Northern Virginia community.
· To educate our members and the public of the importance of dance and music through the relationship between dance and cultural heritage
· To celebrate the cultural connections we share as a society through different languages, dance and musical styles
· To promote fitness, well-being, and self-advancement through dance, music and cultural studies
Mosaique values education over competition and promotes awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity through the arts. We focus on respectful and authentic representations, while recognizing cross cultural influences, celebrating artistic advancement and encouraging innovation with traditional ideals.
We envision a vibrant membership of artists and enthusiasts of all ages, colors and backgrounds, who share an appreciation of learning about the many cultures in our global society and the opportunities for advancement and enjoyment they offer.
Mosaique does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation or political affiliation. All who believe in our mission and values are welcome to join in our programs and share in our vision.
Authentic and innovative cultural dance and music experience
Dynamic classes with personalized attention to each student's interests and goals
Experienced, dynamic instructors, experts in their field
Recreational and performance classes, with optional certification programs
A Message from Our Founder:
“Welcome to Mosaïque Center for Language & Cultural Arts! As a teacher, dance director, language enthusiast and mom, I have had the extraordinary privilege of working with children and adults of all ages in their pursuit of personal growth and fulfillment. I began Mosaïque in 2009 as the ultimate culmination of the skills and talents I have developed in my 20 years of experience in dance, culture and language.
As a woman of Persian descent raised in the U.S., I came of age torn between the conflicting notions and values of two very different cultures. I learned to resolve those conflicts within myself through the Arts, which offered a universal language of expression.
As a child in Iran I learned the urban social dances of my culture. As an adult I discovered a passion for the rich and varied dance disciplines of my heritage and expanded my repertoire to include Arab dance traditions, Egyptian dances in particular. I bring a unique and valid perspective to Mosaïque as I know from personal experience the value of early language and cultural training.
The skills we develop through language acquisition and exploration of the Arts broaden not only our minds but our sense of self. As a child I learned English and the American culture out of necessity, and later French for academic prestige. But I grew to love languages, their cultural offerings and the opportunities they afforded me. I have observed first-hand in my students and my own children, how the study and appreciation of languages and their respective cultural arts have helped them develop creativity, mental acuity and self-awareness.
I believe in continuing education and advancement no matter your age or experience. My goal is to encourage others to pursue challenging interests which present opportunities for growth, enrichment, self-actualization, and ultimately a more joyful and fulfilling life."
CEO & Artistic Director