Colleen Choate was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia before attending Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she found and fell in love with Modern Dance. She knew almost immediately that she needed to be dancing. Also a writer, her work explores the body/mind connection, bodily processes of learning and knowing, and the intersections of moving and writing/therapeutics and art-making. She recently moved to Atlanta, where she is completing her yoga teacher certification and interning with Core Dance Company. Although she misses the mountains, she is loving all the opportunities that the city has to offer!