Who We Are
CORE (formerly Several Dancers Core) is a professional dance organization that creates, performs, and presents contemporary dance, and is dedicated to opening channels of communication and education between artists and the community.
We envision a society where everyone values contemporary dance as a vital means of human expression.
We value an intentional approach to creativity, integrity, innovation, risk-taking, collaboration, consensus, and learning exchange.
Founded in 1980, CORE is home to the internationally acclaimed CORE Performance Company, known for its innovative, passionate, captivating dance works.
Delving deeply into the arts and the many cultures of the world, CORE unearths and presents unique and compelling dance experiences. Guided by a strong sense of community responsibility, CORE uses dance to educate, to question, to connect, to heal, and to inspire.
Formerly known as Several Dancers CORE, CORE was founded and is led by artistic director Sue Schroeder, a choreographer and arts leader with more than 30 years of experience in dance. The organization is dual-homed, with operations in both Houston and Atlanta.