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Claire Porter, teaching Choreography, Laban Movement Analysis, Creative Process, is known for her comedic text & movement work. She has received many commissions and honors including those from The Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Live Music for Dance Commissioning Project, Rockefeller Foundation and The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Porter performed in Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Gala, has been in residence at BAC, and during the last two years performed her work at The American Dance Festival, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Bates Dance Festival and appeared at the Modern Language Association Conference with her grammar piece, Falling for Prepositions, and at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science with her muscle poetry piece, Namely, Muscles. Porter has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics, and is a Laban Movement Analyst. She is Artistic Director of Claire Porter / PORTABLES.