Kate Ladenheim, a native of Syracuse, New York, is excited to be a part of the contemporary dance scene, both as a performer and a choreographer. As a member of the Boston Conservatory Dance Theater, she has performed works by Jim Viera, Gianni DiMarco, José Limón, Anna Sokolow, and Alwin Nikolais. Kate has also been an apprentice with Gropo Efenosis Dance Company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with Contrapose Dance in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate was a member of the Movement Invention Collective, and performed “As Yet Unnamed” by Jill Johnson at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Kate also appeared in Nell Breyer’s “A Dance Within Sol LeWitt’s Bars of Color Within Squares,” a site-specific dance performance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a performer in Trisha Brown’s “Floor of the Forest,” presented in the Dance/Draw Exhibit at the ICA/Boston. Kate was a member of Pilar Castro-Kiltz’s Ensemble Dance, and is now working with the Synthesis Aesthetics Project (Anne Goldberg, artistic director), Virtuosic Dance Project (Chelsea Lee, Artistic Director) and Ekilibre Dance Company (Maurice Fraga, artistic director).
In April of 2011, Kate produced and choreographed “Opposites Attract” at The Boston Conservatory Theatre with fellow choreographer Joe Gonzalez, where she presented two original works: “Stained,” a study of abuse, and “A Conversation,” a comedic piece inspired by and performed to Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” comedy sketch. “Who’s on First?” was presented in New York City at Greenspace studios, WAXworks at the Triskelion Arts Center, and at the REVERB Dance/APAP 2012 Showcase at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. In addition, Kate has choreographed: 5 and Counting (presented at The Boston Conservatory Theater), The Fling Thing (presented at Midway Studios in Boston), and The Exquisite Corpse (a collaboration with the Juventas New Music Ensemble). Kate also choreographed for and performed in the Diva Day Foundation’s production of the opera “Rusalka. Kate is currently in-process with her dance company, The People Movers, which will appear in August at the Luminarium Dance 24 Hour Choreography Festival in Cambridge, MA and at the DUMBO Dance Festival, September 27-30.