The mission of CORE, a Contemporary Dance Organization, is to create, perform, and present compelling, original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively engages in international cultural conversations. In our communities, CORE supports innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking, and sustainable art-making in dance
We envision CORE as a catalyst for the continued evolution of Atlanta and Houston as dynamic centers for dance, with the knowledge that dance as art-making is a vital element of the fabric of human experience.
CORE values international risk taking, innovation, community-building, collaboration, mentoring and investigation carried out with integrity, compassion and an attention to capacity.
Celebrating more than 35 years of dance making in Houston, Core Dance, an award-winning contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance that ignites the creative spirit and fosters cultural conversations. For over three decades Core Dance has initiated and supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art making in dance.
Core Dance was founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder. Five years later the organization added Atlanta, Georgia is a second home base, and now cultivates dance awareness and education in both cities, as well as throughout the country and around the world. Core Dance is organized around three initiatives: Core performs, Core presents and Core connects Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core, is internationally recognized for the physical and emotional range of its Dance Artists, as well as its innovative and compelling work.