ROBERT J. PRIORE
Robert J. Priore (Artistic Director) founded his company PrioreDance in the fall of 2016. He is alsp very proud to be a founding member of Company | E, where he has had the honor of dancing works by Ohad Naharin, Andrea Miller, Sharon Eyal, Rachel Erdos, Roni Koresh, Marco Cantalupo, and Thomas Noone. Robert continues to hone his craft while being the Choreographer-In-Residence for the City Dance Conservatory program as well as an Ignite Artist. Robert received a BFA in dance from Point Park University. Robert was a 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project and created a special work for the artists of Company | E, Speak Easy. Speak Easy has been on the road, being presented in collaboration with Company | E, In Russia, Azerbaijan. Cuba and most recently in Ukraine. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Robert also was named an outstanding fellow in the arts in his home of the District of Columbia. Last November Robert presented a new work at the Dance Gallery Festival in New York City, being named one of the three Level-Up commissioned choreographers. In January of 2017 Robert held a workshop at La Fábrica in Buenos Aires Argentina, and set a work on local professionals for a performance there. In April of 2017 Robert traveled to Holguin Cuba to set an original work on the dancers of CoDanza. In Fall of 2017, Robert returned to Holguin with fellow dancer Abby Leithart to perform the premier of Casita with CoDanza at the Vladimir Malakhov Grand Prix, where the piece won the audience choice award. In July of 2018, PrioreDance was chose to perform Priore’s choreography at the InsideOut Stage at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow. In September 2018, Robert and five dancers returned to Holguin to present excerpt of Cirque De Nuit for the Vladimir Malakhov Grand Prix. Most recently, Robert was commissioned to choreograph a work for the Mark Twain Prize awards ceremony honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus which airs on PBS in mid-November 2018.