Mauri Connors is a dance artist originally from Rockbridge County, VA. She received her BA in Dance with honors from Connecticut College in 2015, where she studied with David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Shani Collins-Achille, Rosemarie Roberts, Lisa Race, and Shawn Hove. She has performed with Jenny Davies/ Progeny Dance. Her writing and visual work have been included in Contact Quarterly and About Place Journal. From 2018-2021 she was the Artistic Director of Halestone Dance Studio, a nonprofit dance education organization in Lexington, VA, where she taught modern, creative movement and ballet to children of all ages and adults. She is a passionate advocate for dance education for all ages, and is currently listed on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. She is currently working with ShaLeigh Dance Works as a Guest Artist. She is excited to teach young dancers at Barriskill!