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Tori Lawrence is a choreographer and filmmaker and serves as the Artistic Director of Tori Lawrence + Co. She is the 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer at Middlebury College. She creates immersive site-specific dances, interdisciplinary performance installations, and dance films. Her environmentally-based work inspires an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including three site-specific performance commissions by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. She was awarded a 2018 Lighton International Artists Exchange grant to fund her recent dance film project in Skåne, Sweden’s southernmost region. She was a lecturer in dance at the University of Kansas and the choreographer-in-residence at Franklin & Marshall College. She has been awarded artist residencies and fellowships at Yaddo, Djerassi, Playa, Brunakra, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation, Dance Ireland, and Budapest's Workshop Foundation. Her work has been commissioned and presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Stockholm Screendance Festival, Cape Town International Film Festival, Portland Maine Film Festival, Agite y Sirva, San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival, Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, Legion Arts/CSPS, Lawrence Arts Center, Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum, Mulvane Art Museum, and Cyprus International Film Festival, amongst others. Lawrence received her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship.