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Photo by Cory Nakasue
Cory Nakasue is a former contributor and and now guest writer to The Dance Enthusiast. She has spent over 10 years dancing professionally in Los Angeles and London, England, and choreographs for film, video, and live arts events and installations. She is the co-artistic director of SPINE, an arts collective based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the director of Body Intelligence, a wellness service that provides mind-body and fitness solutions for groups and individuals. As a part of this service she offers community classes in Pilates, yoga, and dance conditioning in her Brooklyn studio. As a writer, she has contributed to Buzzine, The Artist's Forum, and The Dance Theater Workshop blog. As an adjudicator and panelist she has worked for Dancenow/NYC, London Arts Board, and London Contemporary Dance Center, and is on the executive committee for Collective for Dance Writing and New Media. Cory has completed three experimental films, which have been screened at the Videodanza Festival in Buenos Aires, Millennium Film Workshop, NYC, California Museum of Photography, and Northern Exposure Festival, London. She debuted her first collection of photography at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn in 2009. Her work as a director of live performance has been presented at 3LD Art and Technology Center, NYC; Bloomsbury Theatre, London; CounterPULSE, San Francisco; and The Berkshire Fringe Festival, MA. She received her graduate degree in choreography and performance studies from Middlesex University. She is enthusiastic about taking dance into thinkable and speakable places...