Margi Cole was Awarded a 2017 Co-MISSION Summer Intensive in collaboration with Molly Shanahan.
Margi Cole, founder and Artistic Director of The Dance COLEctive, received a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. She has taught for educational and professional organizations nationally and internationally and performed with many well-known choreographers and companies. In 2011, Cole participated in the Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project. Margi has received two Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, a 2005 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, a 2015 Individual Arts Program Creative Project Grant from Chicago’s DCASE and an American Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Active in the Chicago dance community, she has served as a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Consortium Member, on grant panels and in public forums. Cole is on faculty at Columbia College Chicago, where she has served as a Lecturer and Associate Chair and is currently the Series Program Manager of the Dance Center Presenting Series.