Director and Associate Professor
Office: 115 Rich Building
- MFA, dance with a certificate in Laban movement studies, The Ohio State University
Lori Teague invests in a variety of ways in which movement can empower an individual, build new connections between people, and invite more awareness of self and our surroundings. She is an artist/activist and an environmentalist. Her study of contemporary movement blends together contact improvisation, improvisational performance, and the understanding of movement via somatic practices. Teague earned an MFA from The Ohio State University and a certification in Laban Movement Studies. Her choreographic research focus emerges from the social and psychological features of human behavior, seeking authentic movement vocabularies that uniquely express our identity, our relationship to environments, and our process. She works collaboratively with movers and the space itself to make dances. Her work has been presented throughout the southeast as well as Scotland and Russia, including twenty commissions. From 1988-1991 Teague performed extensively, performing works by Mark Morris, Pat Graney, Sharon Wyrrick, Charles Weidman, Sophie Maslow, Doris Humphrey, Susan Hadley, and Victoria Uris. Her performance career includes Zivili: Songs and Dances of the Western Balkans of Ohio, Randy James Dance Works of New York, and GardenHouse Dance, Full Radius Dance, Beacon Dance, and CORE Performance Company of Atlanta. She currently co-directs the Dancing Flowers for Peace, trains teachers for outreach settings, and serves as the program chair for Moving in the Spirit, a youth development program.