Director: Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant

CHOREOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR

photo: Fran Dickson

Catherine Gallant, performer, choreographer and teacher, has been making dances over the last 30 years. She has been teaching at PS 89 in Manhattan since 1998 where she explores dance with children using an integrated approach to the arts which includes the language of Laban Movement Analysis and investigations of dance across culture and history. Catherine and her students appear in the recent documentary, PS DANCE. Ms. Gallant served on the writing committee for the NYCDOE’s Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and regularly conducts dance education workshops for DEL, NYCDOE, and NDEO. Ms. Gallant is the director of Catherine Gallant/DANCE which appeared with Dances by Isadora as part of the Dance Access series at Danspace/St. Marks in 2016. Ms. Gallant is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University. is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University. During the 1980’s Ms. Gallant was an apprentice with the Limon Co. and appeared with Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers, Anna Sokolow, Muna Tseng, and Beth Soll among many others. She is also a dance historian with a specialty in the art and technique of Isadora Duncan. In 1989 she co-founded Dances by Isadora which has performed for audiences around the world. She has received funding for her work from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Manhattan Cultural Council and the Bossak Heilbron Foundation, NYFA and City Parks Foundation among others.