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.
Currently, she is creating a solo work called, “For Your Pleasure, But the Pleasure Is Mine,” exploring cyclical rituals of sexual disempowerment and empowerment. She has recently created movement work 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.