Justin Tornow earned an MFA in Choreography at UNC-Greensboro in 2010 and is currently a doctoral fellow in Dance at Temple University. As a movement artist, educator, and researcher, Justin’s artistic interests are collaborative and interdisciplinary experiments, conducted with a core group of partners in visual art, sound design, filmmaking, and lighting design. Justin is the founder and director of COMPANY, co-creator of beta tests, producer of PROMPTS, and a co-founder of Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA). Since 2012, Tornow has taught college-level courses and workshops in technique, repertory, and composition, and serves as summer faculty at the American Dance Festival. Justin was the 2017 teaching-artist-in-residence at Tanzart Atelier in Kirschau, Germany, and was a 2019 artist-in-residence at The Commons at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a 2018-2019 Cunningham Dance Research Fellow with the New York Public Library, Justin published original research on the pedagogy and practice of the technique entitled Cunningham Technique as a Practice of Freedom.