Cori McKenna is a documentary filmmaker based in New York. Her latest project, BRUK OUT! follows six outspoken and unique female dancers from around the globe as they overcome adversity to compete in the world's biggest Dancehall Queen competition. Their obsession with the vibrant underbelly of Jamaican dance leads the women to conquer body issues, poverty, domestic abuse and the struggles of being a single mother, all while keeping their eyes on winning the biggest prize in Dancehall.
Formerly the Editor of HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Cori has gone on to direct Refinery 29's new documentary series What We Teach Girls. She has edited dozens of TV shows and documentaries, including One Direction - This is Us (Sony), Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (CNN), The Whitest Kids U'Know (IFC), and The Night of Too Many Stars (Comedy Central). Her passion is connecting people and ideas through documentary storytelling.