Mauri Terra Connors is a multidisciplinary artist located in the countryside of Virginia. 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 extensively with collaborator Mindy Toro to produce indoor and outdoor dance productions, solos, and duets. Her writing and visual work have been included in Contact Quarterly, Movement Research Performance Journal, and About Place Journal. Previously, she has resided in Brooklyn, NY; New London, CT; and Portland, OR.
Currently she works as Artistic Director of Halestone Dance Studio, located in Lexington, VA, where she teaches creative movement, modern dance, improvisation, repertory and parent-child classes.
Image: Mindy Toro and Mauri Connors, in Park Piece, May 2017. Photo by Kris Panko