Mauri Terra Connors is a multidisciplinary dance artist new to Durham, NC, originally from Lexington, VA. She makes work with movement, paper, and words. She received her BA in Dance with honors from Connecticut College in 2015, where she studied with David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Shani Collins-Achille, Lisa Race, and Shawn Hove. She has performed with Jenny Davies/ Progeny Dance and was a performer in Vicky Virgin’s Arm Dance #1: Forgiveness, a dance for camera. She has worked with collaborators Mindy Toro, Bailey Anderson, and Susanna Young to create dances. Her writing and visual work have been included in Contact Quarterly and About Place Journal. From 2018-2021 she was the Artistic Director of Halestone Dance Studio, a nonprofit dance education organization in Lexington, VA. She is a passionate advocate for dance education for all ages, and is currently listed on the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Teaching Artist Roster.
This is her first project with ShaLeigh Dance Works and she is very excited to learn from and contribute to this project!