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Choreographer, Teacher, Dancer


KATHRYN ALTER attended Interlochen Arts Academy, graduated from Purchase Conservatory of Dance with the highest honors in 2001, and is currently pursuing her MFA at Hunter College.  Her choreographic work has been shown across the United States and in Mexico. In 2011, Kathryn Alter and Dancers began with the presentation of three solos as a part of the Soliloquios y Dialogos Festival at Los Talleres de Coyoacán in Mexico City.  Her most recent choreographic commissions were created in Kansas at Friends University, Arizona for Instinct Dance Corps, and at the Conservatorie A Rayonnement Regional in Reunion Island.  Around New York, her work has been presented as part of MAD (Movement and Dance) Weekend at Nazareth College, Dance at Socrates in Queens, Spring Movement and Performance Studio Open House at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, and the American Dance Guild Festival. Mrs. Alter is a part of the N.A.D.I.N.E. Project (, and helps to organize the Choreographers’ Collective concerts in New York City.  She was a 2014 recipient of a CUNY Dance Initiative residency, and a 2018 Dance at Socrates Artist.  In 2018 Mrs. Alter was named the Associate Program Director for the Limon Professional Studies Program. She teaches the Limón Company, students of the Limón Institute, and is an adjunct professor at Hunter College.  Nationally and internationally she leads Limón workshops and reconstructs the works of José Limón. It has been her great pleasure to be a part of the implementation of Limón4Kids in Mexico City as a part of Saludarte. Mrs. Alter was a member of the Limón Dance Company for fifteen years, earning accolades such as: "Watching Ms. Alter devour space...I suddenly remembered how amazing José Limón was." (Juan Michael Porter II Dance Enthusiast,) and "Exuded a joy that made you want to get onstage and breathe the same air." (Susan L. Pena, Reading Eagle.)  Alter was also a founding member of Riedel Dance Theater, and danced with Alan Danielson and Kazuko Hirabayashi.

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