Ms Gallant is the director and co-founder, along with Patricia Adams, of Dances by Isadora which  has performed in Boston, New York City, Budapest, Toronto, Moscow, Tokyo, and Paris. She began her study of the Duncan work in NYC with Julia Levien in 1982.


Catherine Gallant, dancer, teacher and choreographer has been creating work over the last 25 years. She is also the director of Catherine Gallant/DANCE and has produced concerts in New York City at the Cunningham Studio, St. Marks Church, and the Ohio Theater. Catherine has received funding for her choreography from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Trust, and NYFA . In the 1980’s Catherine appeared with the Jose Limon Co., Ze'eva Cohen and Dancers, Anna Sokolow, and Muna Tseng. Ms. Gallant  is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University. Ms. Gallant has taught dance courses at the Boston Conservatory, Curry College, and MIT and was the Assistant Director of the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Center from 1994-96. From 1986-1993 Ms. Gallant was part of the Boston dance scene creating work, teaching and performing with Beth Soll and Co.


Ms. Gallant has been the dance teacher at PS 89 in TriBeCa since the school opened in 1998. Catherine explores dance with children in Pre-K through 5th grade using an integrated approach to the arts which includes the language of Laban Movement Analysis and explorations of dance across culture and history.

Catherine and her students are featured in the 2015 PBS documentary PS DANCE! Catherine also directs the PS 89 Dance Group which has performed throughout NYCsince 1998.  Since 2003 PS 89 has worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation on an arts integration project funded by NYSCA.

Ms. Gallant served on the writing committee for the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE. Ms. Gallant is on the faculty of DEL (Dance Education Laboratory of the 92 Y Harkness Dance Center) and has conducted dance education workshops for NYCDOE, Manhattanville College, National Dance Educators Organization, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and internationally in France and Denmark.

                                      photo: Julie Lemberger

Catherine Gallant/DANCE

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