To create, perform, and present compelling, original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively engages in international cultural conversations. In our communities, we support innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking, and sustainable art-making in dance.Vision:We serve as a catalyst for the continued evolution of Atlanta and Houston as dynamic centers for dance, with the knowledge that dance as art-making is a vital element of the fabric of human experience.
The 2016-17 arts season marks our 36th anniversary. Since our founding in Houston in 1980, we have performed 125 pieces of original choreography across the globe, collaborating with the renowned and the obscured. Our passion for making art is matched only by our passion for encouraging art making; for 25 years we have led the Fieldwork program – a unique facilitated forum for artists of all disciplines to share work in progress and exchange feedback over the course of 10 weeks – in both Houston and Atlanta, two 10-week sessions each year in each city. And our compassion for our communities at large leads us to share what we know about bodies and movement with isolated populations – those dealing with abuse, homelessness, language barriers, refugee status, substance abuse, aging, and HIV/AIDS.
For a comprehensive overview of the work of Core Dance over the last 35 years, please download and read our 35th Anniversary brochure.
Board of Directors
Martha Abbott Pacini
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications at Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Stacey Alston, Co-Chair
Director of Enrollment at the Waldorf School of Atlanta
President at Clear Evolution
General Manager at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP
Owner at The Human Nature Bridge and Instructor at Georgia State University
Special Education Teacher
Reynolds Elementary School
Franklin Independent School District
Artistic Director at Core Dance
Katrina Wiggins, Co-Chair
Tax Manager at Habif Arogeti and Wynn LLP