Artistic Director

IMG_2269Kate Ladenheim, originally from Syracuse, New York, is excited to be a part of the contemporary dance scene, both as a performer and a choreographer. Ladenheim graduated from The Boston Conservatory Magna cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance performance with and emphasis in choreography. She has performed works by José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Alwin Nikolais, Jill Johnson, Nell Breyer, Maurice Fraga, and Trisha Brown.

As an independent choreographer, she has created several works and been presented at the REVERB Dance/APAP 2012 Showcase at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, Greenspace studios, WAXworks at the Triskelion Arts Center, University Settlement (NACHMO 3), The Boston Conservatory, Midway Studios, and MIT.

Ladenheim founded The People Movers in January 2012 as a platform to explore her choreographic goals and ideas. Ladenheim’s choreography has been praised as “stunning… an interplay of oppositions… pure, unbounded physicality meeting intricate, balletic delicacy” (the Dance Enthusiast). Her group has been selected to show work at the Luminarium Dance 24-Hour Choreofest, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the DUMBO Dance Festival, the CURRENT SESSIONS (Volume III, Issue I) Dixon Place, Symphony Space, and Triskelion Arts Center. In addition, The People Movers co-produced a split-bill concert with Virtuosic Dance Project (artistic director Chelsea Robin Lee). Ladenheim was named a 2013 Breaking Glass Emerging Female Choreographer. The company has enjoyed residencies through The Field’s Subsidized Block Rehearsal Space Rental Program and with The Ballet and Dance Center in Syracuse, New York.

The People Movers was commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble to create HackPolitik, a collaborative contemporary ballet created in collaboration with composer Peter Van Zandt Lane and presented at the Boston University Dance Theatre. The piece received international attention and was featured in such notable media sources as Forbes, CNET, the Dance Enthusiast, and Cultivating Culture.



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