Ama Ma'at Gora
Ama Ma’at Gora is an emerging choreographer and movement artist. She graduated from Georgian Court University receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Throughout her college years she trained with various choreographers including Jessica Chen, Silvana Cardell, and Earl Mosley. From 2015 through 2017 she did professional freelance work for Umoja Dance Company, T.MAJ Dance Company, ErvWorks, and the Seldoms. She had the opportunity to perform at well acclaimed venues including NJPAC, the Meadowlands Arena, Dixon Place, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Movement Research: Judson Church, Hollins University, Nimbus: OFFLINE, and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Her summers during undergrad were spent at Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts where she worked with choreographers such as Darrell Moultrie, Rennie Harris, Heidi Cruz and Greg Sinacori. In the Spring of 2016 she presented a collaborative work with Titilayo Mayjoyeogbe at Judson Church. Additionally, this past summer she worked with Urban Bush Women in their Summer Leadership Institute: You, Me, We: Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and How it Manifests in Our Artistic Community, in collaboration with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Recently, she was given the opportunity to tour Supper, People on the Move choreographed by Silvana Cardell in Asheville, North Carolina. As of today, she is a candidate at Temple University's Dance MFA program. While at Temple she has had the opportunity to debut her choreographic works. Excerpt One: Project ASSATA premiered at Judson Church (January 2018) and it will show again in Manhattan through the collaboration of Bridge for Dance (March 2018). The Lost Girls Are Black recently had a three-night series through the Koresh Artist Showcase (January 2018). Gora’s dedication to dance derives from her passion to cultivate community and preserve space for communities of color through narrative movement, writing, and being.