Cori Dioquino

Art Form(s)
Theatre
Artist Credentials
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
About this Artist

Cori Dioquino is a Maryland Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts teaching artist who provides early learning residencies. Learn more about the Maryland Wolf Trap program.

Cori Dioquino is a Filipino American actor, producer, arts integration educator, and acting coach based in Baltimore and NYC.

She is a passionate advocate of stronger Filipino/a/x and Asian Pacific Indigenous (API) representation in American arts and entertainment. In 2018, Cori co-founded the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective, an organization that aims to “use art to advocate representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Indigenous Americans in everyday life while building cross-community relationships.” In 2020, she helped launch the national campaign Unapologetically Asian in response to the growing discrimination towards Asians and Asian Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As a certified arts integration specialist, Cori uses the arts to engage students as they learn core curriculum and empower them to share their stories and actively participate in social change. To learn more about her work in arts integration or as an acting coach, you can visit her acting studio website.

Cori is a member of SAG-AFTRA and an Equity Member Candidate. As a trained actor, she has worked on stage and in film and television, most notably appearing on-screen in Marvel/Netflix’s hit series Daredevil and Season 2 of New Amsterdam.

Artist Statement

Most believe that theater is an art form meant only for the stage and live audiences. My goal as a theater professional and teaching artist is to show how theater can be a practical and effective learning tool for students – and teachers – of all ages to learn new skills and unique techniques to approach routine problems. Whether the problem we are solving is a complicated math equation or a social dilemma that requires a community working together to overcome, I connect theater skills to life situations making learning fun and engaging for all involved.


Testimonials

"I worked closely with Cori during the 2020 virtual and 2021 in-person Summer Arts & Learning Academy with Young Audiences. Her expertise in theater was a tremendous asset in the art integration program. She was a fantastic partner and I found it very easy to collaborate ideas and infuse the arts into the ELA and Math curriculum. Her ability to engage with students and share her love of the theater was apparent from the start. Whether it was acting out out a word problem or imitating a character in a story, our students really loved using their 'Actor Tools' to make learning come to life! Not only did that make learning more engaging but also allowed students to connect learning to real-world scenarios. I would highly recommend Cori as an art integration specialist." - Amy Smith, Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School

"Cori, The Creative! I was amazed by the amount of talent, structure, organization, and inspiration that she brought to the classroom. Cori pushed the students beyond their wildest dreams and we were able to create and shine through an amazing Black History Month theatre performance that was applauded and recognized by many teachers. I would work with Cori time and time again and hope the opportunity arises again." - Takira Robinson, Harlem Park Elementary

"I was able to share many of the ideas [Cori] presented in her Arts Every Day PD with one of our ELA teachers. Based on [Cori’s] work, I suggested that [she] might want to use the concept of a virtual design collage to have students research the dress, hairstyle, makeup to help students plan for their monologues as their selected, historical figure. [She] then developed an amazing and very meaningful unit using several of [Cori’s] teaching techniques. The concept of a theatre design collage was not something that I was familiar with before [Cori’s] professional development. I think it's an awesome teaching tool and I have shared it with several of our teachers. The documents have also been helpful to teachers as they begin to plan ideas and are excellent resources for how to appropriately plan an arts-integrated theatre lesson."  - Jenny Hunt, The Crossroads School