Cora Cliburn grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she studied and performed with Moving People Dance. She has attended intensives on scholarship with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Modas Dance, and from 2014-2015 she attended the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. Cora has performed as a guest artist with Robert Moses’ Kin, and has been featured in works by Alex Ketley, Robert Sher-Machherndl, Raimondo Rebeck, and Carmen Rozestraten. She joined Austin-based Arcos Dance in 2011 and received a 2013 Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. This is Cora’s third season with Post:Ballet, where she has performed in several works by Robert Dekkers in San Francisco and at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, including Reason does not know, Do Be, On Falling, and Yours is Mine, which was nominated for a 2016 Isadora Duncan “Outstanding Achievement in Performance- Ensemble” Award. She was recently chosen by DANCE Magazine as a “25 to Watch” of 2016. Cora is a rising Junior at Stanford University pursuing Environmental Anthropology, Chinese, and Dance.
Photo by Daniel O’Neill