Cora Barnes (she/her) has over 15 years of engagement with the Bay Area dance community as an artist and advocate. She has supported local festivals and dance companies including CubaCaribe Festival, San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival and Black Choreographers Festival.
Cora served on the board of the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble and was the founder and co-artistic director of Timbea, an award winning, all-women, salsa rueda dance company. She is a proud alumnus of San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, having performed with both the Arenas Dance Company and Las Que Son Son.
As the Programming and Development Associate for World Arts West, Cora is part of a committed team serving the cultural artist community through advocacy, education, and access.