Nora Thompson graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a degree in Dance and Science in Society (combining studies in Psychology and Sociology). She lives and works in New York as a dance-maker, visual artist, and grant writer. Her work aims to physicalize the unspeakable, pull to the ground, and into the body, the theoretical.
Most recently, she created a solo work called, “For Your Pleasure, But the Pleasure Is Mine,” exploring cyclical rituals of sexual disempowerment and empowerment, which premiered at The Tank in January 2019. She has also recently created movement for theater — she choreographed for the new musical, If Sand Were Stone about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which made its Off-Broadway debut in July 2018 in the New York Musical Festival, and served as a Movement Consultant for an absurdist play, Reflux, which premiered in August 2018 as a part of the Broadway Bound Festival.
Since graduating from Wesleyan University, she has run a seasonal outdoor improvisation class, managed digital marketing for Stephen Petronio Company, and assisted Eiko Otake with social media outreach, website management, and copyediting. She currently works as a Grant Writer for Abrons Arts Center.
Photo by Dat Tien Vu of Nora Thompson and Kira Fitzgerald in Tight Places.