Tori Lawrence, choreographer/director of Tori Lawrence + Co., collaborates with a group of musicians, dancers, and filmmakers on multidisciplinary site-specific installations, dance films, and work for the stage. She was recently commissioned by the Barnes Foundation to create a new site-specific work, Holding Place, that premiered in December 2012. Known for exploring the connection between architecture and choreography, she has created work in historic landmarks such as Founder's Hall at Girard College (1847), Lancaster's Eastern Market (1883), and York's Schultz House (1752). Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally by the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Agite y Sirva Screendance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Projects, En Route Dance Film Festival, Dances Made to Order, Cultivate Dance Festival, WestFest Site-Specific Dance Festival, K77 Studio in Berlin, Ponderosa, American College Dance Festival, Franklin & Marshall College, and the University of North Carolina. She has taught at F&M College and various studios in the Northeast. She was a 2011 artist-in-residence at Girard College, and is currently the community engagement coordinator at Mascher Space Cooperative. She graduated with honors from Franklin & Marshall College in 2010 and holds a B.A. in both dance and public health.