Lori Teague has been an educator for twenty-six years, facilitating movement experiences for youth and adults that become a means of knowing from the inside out, of discovering possibilities and authenticity. As an Associate Professor of Dance and Director of the Dance Program at Emory University, she invests in movement research that will empower individuals, build new connections between people, and invite more awareness and interplay between our bodies and our environments. Teague’s eclectic training in contemporary movement blends together a continuous study of contact improvisation, improvisational performance, and somatic practices.
She earned an MFA from The Ohio State University and certification in Laban Movement Analysis. As a choreographer Teague’s creative interests are topically diverse, responding to an internal landscape while commenting on social, environmental, and women’s issues. She has spent more than twenty-five years collaborating and inventing over fifty new works that have been presented in the north and southeast, Russia, The Republic of Georgia, and Scotland. Her collaborative and creative nature expands beyond the Emory campus into diverse communities. She is a Fieldwork facilitator, a co-leader of the Atlanta Contact Improvisation group, The Teachers Training Institute, and the Dancing Flowers for Peace; partners with Beacon Dance and CORE Performance Company, and program chair for Moving in the Spirit, a youth development program.