Rialto Center for the Arts


CORE (formally Several Dancers Core) is a professional dance organization that creates, performs, and presents contemporary dance, and is dedicated to opening channels of communication and education between artists and the community. Founded in 1980, CORE is home to the internationally acclaimed CORE Performance Company, known for its innovative, passionate, captivating dance works.

Delving deeply into the arts and the many cultures of the world, CORE unearths and presents unique and compelling dance experiences. Guided by a strong sense of community responsibility, CORE uses dance to educate, to question, to connect, to heal, and to inspire.

CORE was founded and is led by artistic director Sue Schroeder, a choreographer and arts leader with more than 30 years of experience in dance. The organization is dual-homed, with operations based in both Houston and Atlanta, from which CORE Performance Company has traveled to perform in more than 63 cities in nine countries.

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