Tori Chu

Tori Chu

Tori Chu is from Hockessin, Delware, where she began learning ballet and jazz at the age of three. Tori continued her early dance studies by taking ballet classes at the University of Delaware. These classes with Tisa Della Volpe were a part of Tori's training as a competitive figure skater. At age 13, Tori returned to Hockessin Dance Center for ballet and pointe with Cindy Phillips. While attending the Case Western Reserve University, Tori pursued ballet and modern in the Mather Dance Department, led by Karen Potter and Gary Galbraith. Tori completed a Minor in Dance in 2011 and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She is currently a software developer at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, OH. Tori joined the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company in 2013 as a founding member. She has created original works Unveiling of Dawn (2013) and Acceptance (2016) for the company, and has presented her work at the Cultural Arts Center's Armory Show, the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition, the Columbus Dance Festival's Dance of Hope benefit, and CoMo's company performances.  In 2017, Tori also began serving as a board member of the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition. In November 2018, she had the honor of performing Martha Graham's "Heretic" with CoMo under the direction of regisseur Miki Orihara.