Nora Raine Thompson is a performance writer, dance-maker, performer, and arts administrator. She dances and writes and attempts impossible tasks to experiment with ways of gently dismantling constructions of selfhood.
She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a B.A. in Dance and Science in Society (combining studies in Psychology and Sociology) and from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2022 with an M.A. in Performance Studies. In her several years in New York, she has choreographed for theater, created an evening-length solo work, and taught movement improvisation workshops. Nora’s writing on performance has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail, Dance Enthusiast, and Danspace Project’s Platform 2020 Catalogue. She has worked in various dramaturgical and administrative roles, including with Eiko Otake, Abrons Arts Center, and Danspace Project.
Photo by Emily Rose Cannon