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Cora Cliburn

Dance Artist // San Francisco • Chicago

"Pin-prick precision... a delicate touch that makes her shine" - Dance Magazine, 25 to Watch

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Cora Cliburn (she/her) is a dance artist currently working in Chicago and San Francisco. Originally from New Mexico, Cora trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. In 2016, she was recognized as one of DANCE Magazine's “25 to Watch.” Cora has worked with ODC/Dance, Robert Moses’ Kin, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, Post:ballet, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz (Blindspotting/Starz Network), EIGHT/MOVES, GERALDCASELDANCE, Sharp & Fine and ARCOS Dance, among others. Cora’s repertoire includes works by Robert Moses, Alex Ketley, Kate Weare, Robert Sher-Machherndl, KT Nelson, Hélène Simoneau, Stephanie Martinez and Amy Seiwert. Cora is also the Outreach Director for Artists Climate Collective, a dancer-led initiative dedicated to building community, producing creative works, and celebrating climate action in the arts. In 2019, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, earning a BA with honors in Environmental Anthropology. Cora is now a graduate student in Energy & Resources at UC Berkeley and continues to bridge her work in the arts and environmental sustainability.

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Upcoming Engagements


January 13 | Listen Louder performance at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

March 15-17 | New Legacies: One Act Dances, RMK at the Presidio Theater

April 27 | EIGHT/MOVES at CCSF Chinatown

August 16-18 | EIGHT/MOVES home season at Z Space


January 5 | Artists' Climate Collective presents Lobby Night at ODC/Theater

January 18 | Guest Talk for the Stanford University Dept. of Theater and Performance Studies

January 28 | ACC Live interview with Emmy Scott, Executive Director of Earth Guardians

March 5 | ACC Live with Charlotte Nash

April 10 | ACC Live with Keaton Leier

May 5 | ACC Live with Madeline Bez

June 28 | ACC Live with Ashley Coupal of English National Ballet

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