shannon hummel, ArTistic director Shannon Hummel is a choreographer, arts educator and the Founding Artistic Director of Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance. Driven to create access to the arts for all people, she opened The Cora Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2009 as a home for her professional company and Cora School for Dance.  Read More

shannon hummel, ArTistic director

Shannon Hummel is a choreographer, arts educator and the Founding Artistic Director of Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance. Driven to create access to the arts for all people, she opened The Cora Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2009 as a home for her professional company and Cora School for Dance. 

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asha rhodes-meade, managing director Cora Dance's Managing Director, Asha Rhodes-Meade, has managed operations accounting for an international firm, as well as working on a non-profit arts career with positions at Jamal Jackson Dance Company and New York City Opera. She is a graduate of Williams College.

asha rhodes-meade, managing director

Cora Dance's Managing Director, Asha Rhodes-Meade, has managed operations accounting for an international firm, as well as working on a non-profit arts career with positions at Jamal Jackson Dance Company and New York City Opera. She is a graduate of Williams College.

NAHISHA McCOY-FREEMAN, PROGRAMS VOLUNTEER & OUTREACH HEAD Nahisha McCoy-Freeman is a mother of three sons, a a published author, and long-time resident of Red Hook Houses. Nahisha is very active in the Red Hook Community and with us at Cora, as a Youth Company parent, tireless volunteer and outreach head. Nahisha is also a Dance Ambassador for Dance Theatre Etc and a member of the board of directors for Falcon Works.

NAHISHA McCOY-FREEMAN, PROGRAMS VOLUNTEER & OUTREACH HEAD

Nahisha McCoy-Freeman is a mother of three sons, a a published author, and long-time resident of Red Hook Houses. Nahisha is very active in the Red Hook Community and with us at Cora, as a Youth Company parent, tireless volunteer and outreach head. Nahisha is also a Dance Ambassador for Dance Theatre Etc and a member of the board of directors for Falcon Works.

REBEKAH BONO, programs manager Rebekah has been teaching hip hop, tap, modern, jazz, and ballet to students of all ages and skill levels at since 2011. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Dance, in 2017.

REBEKAH BONO, programs manager

Rebekah has been teaching hip hop, tap, modern, jazz, and ballet to students of all ages and skill levels at since 2011. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Dance, in 2017.

SUSAN GREGORY THOMAS, DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING ASSOCIATE A career journalist and published author of four books, Susan is also expert in marketing and communications strategy, media, and business development. Former Senior Editor of U.S. News & World Report and Editor-in-Chief of DailyWorth, she is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her three children.

SUSAN GREGORY THOMAS, DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING ASSOCIATE

A career journalist and published author of four books, Susan is also expert in marketing and communications strategy, media, and business development. Former Senior Editor of U.S. News & World Report and Editor-in-Chief of DailyWorth, she is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her three children.


Staff & FACULTY

REBEKAH BONO

SARAH BURKE

EMILY CRAVER

YANCY GREENE

SHANNON HUMMEL

JUNIE KENWORTHY

ASHA RHODES-MEADE

KAREN ROSS

KANDICE ROSS

KEON WASHINGTON

Board of directors

SEVERN CLAY - PRESIDENT

VANESSA ADATO - TREASURER

KATIE WILLIS - SECRETARY

TREQUAN BEKKA

JOHN FOLEY-MURPHY

MESHA LAIDLOW

NAHISHA MCCOY

SCOTT PFAFFMAN

consultants

KATIE DEAN, GRAPHIC DESIGN

NADIA TYKULSKER, TECHNICAL SUPPORT

MARY LOWMAN, TECHNICAL SUPPORT

KATIE HOUFF, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

STEVE PISANO, PHOTOGRAPHY

BOARD OF Advisors

KELLY BARTNIK

MOLLY BLEIDEN

KATIE DEAN

TINA FALLON

CALIA MARSHALL

ANDREA REIBEL

KAREN ROSS

opportunities

internships

Cora Dance accepts high school, college, and post-grad interns interested in pursuing arts administration, production, arts education, and media on a rolling basis. All interested candidates can apply by sending a resume, cover letter (detailing area of interest), and references to Managing Director, Asha Rhodes-Meade at info@coradance.org.

volunteers

We are always seeking community members interested in helping to fulfill Cora's mission. Volunteers can send an email detailing area of interest to Managing Director, Asha Rhodes-Meade at info@coradance.org. Volunteers are regularly needed for staff support and for special events.