Claire Porter

Artist in Residence

Claire Porter holds down a number of different roles at the Center for Modern Dance Education. She is a member of the Advisory Board, as well as a frequent guest artist and choreographer for the company.

Claire has performed throughout the United States, including at The Joyce Theater,  New York City’s Town Hall, the New York Horticulture Society, the American Dance Festival, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the Bates Festival, at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, the Florida Dance Festival, and the Kennedy Center, among others.

She performed at the Mikhail Baryshnikov Art Center Gala, and danced a solo at the Kansas City Ballet. Claire’s work has been performed in many places around the world, including Germany, Holland, Latvia, Korea, and India. She is often called upon to
perform Namely Muscles, her one-hour forensic poetry piece about the muscles of the human body at many different festivals, as well as at medical schools, and universities around the country.

Claire has received many fellowships, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Currently, she is working on a project supported by a Live Music for Dance Award (for developing her piece, Pronoun Emergency, into a choral piece) and receives support from the Jody and John Arnhold Foundation. She has a Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Dance from Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, and is a Laban Movement Analyst. (Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is an in depth study of movement created by
Rudolf Laban and developed by Irmgard Bartenieff.)

For a schedule of Claire’s upcoming shows and programs, please check her website: