Hailing from Mesa, AZ, Cori Marquis is a NYC-based choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Earlier this year, Cori was a recipient of the 2014 Bessie Shonberg Mentorship Residency at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard. She and collaborators Donnell Oakley and Deborah Lohse were awarded a residency at the Silo as DanceNow Audience Challenge Winners (2014). Cori was an artist in residence at DMAC (2012) and Chen Dance Center (2011). She was a panelist for 2014 Dance+ Festival (OR), and is a recipient of the Friends of Dance Scholarship and Louis Sudler Prize in Creative Arts.
Aside from producing her own work under Cori Marquis + the Nines [IX], Cori also has the extreme pleasure of dancing and touring internationally with Guggenheim Fellow and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Doug Elkins, with whom she has worked since 2010 on projects including Fräulein Maria, Mo(or)town|Redux, Scott, Queen of Marys, and most recently, Hapless Bizarre. Cori has also danced with Liz Gerring, Parijat Dasai, Hope Mohr, Anabella Lenzu, Hee Ra Yoo, and others.
In 2013, she was the rehearsal director for Elkins’ work with the Young Dancemakers Company, under director Alice Teirstein. She has taught contemporary and partnering classes in Oregon (Reed College, Jefferson Dancers, Conduit Dance), Arizona (Dance United, Highland High School), Martha’s Vineyard (The Yard), and New York (BAX, Flowers with Care).
She graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and Performing Arts (Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction).