About Lori Yuill

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Lori Yuill is an independent choreographer, performer and teaching artist.  Her work challenges audiences to look at dance in new ways, and aims to create and connect to community through movement. She did her undergraduate work at TCU and then moved to Guatemala to perform and teach with Momentum Danza Contemporanea.  In 2000 Lori returned to Houston and performed with Suchu Dance.  In 2002 she choreographed her first evening-length piece, "Floating/Falling", for DiverseWorks Houston Performing Artist Residency.  In 2003 Lori moved to NY to pursue a masters degree at Sarah Lawrence College. She spent the next decade in New York and DC performing for Sara Rudner, Anneke Hansen, Milka Djordjevich, Enrico Wey, Stephanie Miracle, UpRooted Dance and Daniel Burkholder/The Playground.  Lori’s choreography has been presented through Creer en Libertad (Paraguay), Octobre Azul (Guatemala), WAX (Brooklyn), Dance Conversations at the Flea (NYC), The Field (NYC and DC), DiverseWorks (Houston), The Big Range Dance Festival (Houston), the Houston Fringe, and Barnstorm Dance Fest (Houston).  She was a 2014-2015 Artist in Residence at Dance Source Houston and received an Artist Project Grant from Houston Art Alliance to make “The Story of a Space”, a site specific piece set in Tranquility Park. Her collaboration “You’re not here” with Anneke Hansen was named Best in Show at the 2016 Houston Fringe Festival.

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