Where this well choreographed Corps member now resides: Cambridge
When did the dancing bug bite you? I’ve been dancing since high school. I got into it because my high school dance teacher was so great at showing students the incredible breadth of the dance world.
What are your dancing outlets here in Boston? I dance with a few companies here in Boston: BoSoma Dance Company, Urbanity Dance, and Jazz, Inc..
What goes through your head while performing? I’m making corrections in my head, like any good dancer should.
I’m guessing you’re day job—a librarian at Milton Academy—doesn’t give you much opportunity to burst into dance. As a librarian, what excites you? I actually used to work in political and community organizing. I got interested in library science to promote access to information, yes, but also because I discovered I could use libraries as institutions of economic and political empowerment. A good library is a tool for low-income and disenfranchised communities. How exciting is that?
What book is on your nightstand? I just opened “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” and I just finished Mindy Kaling’s book, which was hilarious.
Favorite movie? I’m generally not into movies, but I love “When Harry Met Sally…”I watch it at least once a year. I’ll definitely have what she’s having.
Speaking of romance, define your dream guy. I want him to have ambition. He’s got to be open-minded, and maybe a little adventurous. I want him to care about his health - physical, emotional, and financial (take that how you will). And he needs to be a generally happy person, like me. I can walk, I have a home, I can breathe clean air. That’s a lot of good stuff, right?.
You and some of your Corps comrades put the karaoke competition at Club Café to shame with your singing capabilities. What’s your go-to song? “Pop” by ’N Sync. I dance onstage, too. I need a song with a dance breakdown.
What song currently gets you in the partying mood? “Peanut Butter” by RuPaul. That’s my getting-ready-for-GQB song.
Describe your role at a TWC event. We chat up people, we connect them. I had this friend who came to an event and said, “The name, TWC, is so perfect because I felt so welcomed.”
Why is this “welcoming” component important to you? To make a city gay-friendly, there are a lot of things that should be available, most of which are provided by an LGBT center, which we don’t have here. We’re providing a service that no other organization seems to be doing. The mission of TWC is more than what people think it is. It’s so well thought out.
Corey demonstrated his killer moves to interviewer and Corps alum Fred Durso #4042, who blogs at freddurso.wordpress.com.