Catherine Caldwell resides in her hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a performing artist, choreographer, dance educator and anti-racist organizer holding a Master of Arts Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.
Catherine is the Associate Director of KM Dance Project, where she also serves as a choreographer, rehearsal director and performer. She most recently received two 2020 Big Easy Awards in choreography and performance for her solo “IONO.” She has also been named a Lead Artist with Junebug Productions, Incorporated performing in such works as Power of the Black Feminine and Homecoming Project as well as rehearsal director and production assistant for their touring production, Gomela.
Catherine has spent over ten years in Dance Education, most recently as a member of the Dance Faculty at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) teaching dance in both the Dance and Musical Theater Departments. She was selected as a Teacher Fellow with the Bates Dance Festival and has participated in the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance Teacher Workshop, and the Ailey School Horton Teacher Workshop. In 2017, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.
Her previous administrative roles include Managing Director for Dancing Grounds, Programs Logistics Coordinator for Urban Bush Women, Administrative Associate with Junebug Productions and Program Associate for the Kuumba Institute at Ashe Cultural Arts Center. Catherine was also the Line Producer for the 2020 “Inaugural Antonyo Awards.”
While at NOCCA, Catherine held a deep investment in the campus culture and community, serving as a member of the Equity Committee and as the Arts Faculty Representative on the NOCCA Board. She currently enjoys co-facilitating the Race and Gender Equity group meetings for New Orleans’ Creative Response Network. In addition, Catherine is an anti-racist organizer and a part of PISAB’s (People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond) Anti-Racist Organizer Network.
ID: Catherine is an African-American woman with light brown skin, short dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is seated in front of a grey background and wearing a sienna colored sweater, brown pants and gold hoop earrings. She is smiling at the camera with her chin resting on a closed hand. Photo credit: Melisa Cardona Photography
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