Catherine Gallant, has been performing, creating and teaching dance for over thirty years. Ms. Gallant is now the full-time dance teacher at PS 89 in Manhattan 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. Ms. Gallant served on the writing committee for the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and regularly conducts dance education workshops for DEL, NYCDOE and NDEO.
Catherine was the assistant director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center from 1994-96 just as the Dance Education Laboratory was holding it’s first courses and workshops. DEL has been the foundation for her work with children and the source and inspiration for ongoing inquiry in dance education for all ages. Ms. Gallant’s choreography has been supported by Harkness Foundation for Dance, LMCC and NYFA. Catherine Gallant/DANCE was recently produced at Chashama in non-traditional venues and her group, Dances by Isadora presented performances at Green-Wood and Mount Auburn Cemeteries. Ms. Gallant is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University.