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Curriculum Vitae


    2019-2020 MFA, Hunter College, 

                             Chairman’s Award for Artistic Excellence

    1997-2001  BFA, Summa Cum Laude, Purchase College

                             Dance Faculty Performance Award, 

    1995-1997  Interlochen Arts Academy


      2021    “Winnow”, Northstar Ballet Fairbanks, Alaska

                 “Within One, Within the Other”, Limón Launch, Limón Livestream 

                 “Nose Teeth” with Kyle Nassar, NYC

     2020    “be coming”,, NYC

                 “The Third Floor”, live stream on Culture Hub, NYC

      2019    "Smolder", The Peggy Theater, Hunter College, NYC

                 “The Birds Fly So Free", Conservatorie A Rayonnement Regional,

                                               Reunion Island, France

                 “The Elements”, Kathryn Alter and Dancers with Violinist, Kinga Augustyn, 

                                               Dimenna Center, NYC

                 “Scrimshaw” Hunter College, The Peggy Theater, NYC

      2018    “Cantata” (Excerpt), Kathryn Alter and Dancers,

                                                    American Dance Guild Performance Festival, NYC

                  “The Keepers”, Friends University, Witchita, KS

                  “Grind”, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, Dance at Socrates, NYC

                  “Tephra”, Instinct Dance Corps, Scottsdale Community College, AZ

                  “Two”, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY

      2017    “Perfuse”, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, Dance at Socrates, NYC

                 “The Performer and the Performance”, Duke University, NC

      2016   “Looped Time”, Grand Valley State University, MI

                 “Intersection – Trivial Pursuit Pie”, Iona College, NY

      2015   “Ad Vitam”, Stephens College, MO

                 “Becoming” Kathryn Alter and Dancers, NYC

                 “All The Seeds” Senior Solo, University of Hartford, CT

                “Mother”Limón Professional Sudies Program, NYC

      2014  “Et Incarnatus Est Redux” and “Cantata

                          Kathryn Alter and Dancers, Cunningham Studios, NYC

                 “Skeletons” Instinct Dance Corps, Arizona

                 “Time Being”Center for Performance Research, NYC 

      2013   “Et Incarnatus Est”  Bare Bones –American Dance Guild, NYC 

      2012   “Migration”for Stevens College

                 “Epitaph” for Nemian Dance Company, Mexico D.F.

      2011   “I’s On/Gestation/Time Being”, Kathryn Alter and Dancers,

                                   Soliloquios y Dialogos Los Talleres de Coyoacan, CDMX

                 “Migration”,Escuela Nacional de Danza Gloria y Nelli Campobello,  CDMX     

                 “Anadromous and Attaca”– professional studies Limón School, NYC

      2010  “Gestation” Dance Complex, Boston, MA

                “Bodied/Embodied”for Scottsdale Community College, AZ

      2008  “Hence” for the Andover Dance Group –Phillips Academy, MA

      2004  solo commissioned for graduating senior – Purchase College, NY

Limón Reconstructions

2020  Chaconne -Ballet Am Rhein, Germany

2018  The Moor’s Pavane– Compañía Nacional de México

          Psalm- Taller Coreográfico de UNAM

2017  Psalm– Ailey/Fordham, 

2019-2014   Professional Studies Program – Limon Institute:

                          The Winged

                     There is a Time

                     A Choreographic Offering


                     Missa Brevis

                     Dances for Isadora



Limon Dance Company  2002-2017  

As a member of the Limón Company, I participated in national and international touring, teaching at annual summer workshops, offering masterclasses, participating in lecture demonstrations and educational outreach, and cultural diplomacy in Africa through Dancemotion USA.  I was a faculty member of Limón4kids, and was a part of the team that trained and established a Limón4kids program in Mexico City.  


Repertory Performed: 

José Limón: The Moor’s Pavane, Chaconne, Concerto Grosso, Dances for Isadora, Psalm, Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, The Winged, Carlota, Orfeo, La Malinche, Mazurkas

Doris Humphrey: Day on Earth, New Dance, Passacaglia

Others: Susanne Linke, Jiri Kylian, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Lar Lubovitch, Sean Curran, Clay Taliaferro, Jonathan Fredrickson, Neta Pulvermacher


Kathryn Alter and Dancers 2011-present

Virtual Offerings: “Nose Teeth”, 2021 and “be coming”, 2020 

Culture Hub NYC, live stream, 2020

Theatre Luc Donat, Reunion Island, 2019

Socrates Sculpture Park, 2017

Center for Performance Research, Spring Movement, 2014

Los Talleres de Coyoacán, Mexico City, 2011


Riedel Dance Theater  2004-2012  

Joyce SOHO 2003, 2007,

NYC Fringe Festival 2009


Independent Projects

  • Sameena Mitta – Graham Studio, NYC, 2015, 2017

  • Kazuko Hirabayashi Memorial – Symphony Space, NYC, 2016

  • Daniel Fetecua – Flushing Town Hall, NYC, 2013  

  • Kazuko Hirabayashi – Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC, 2010

  • Kazuko Hirabayashi - KHDT Studios, NYC 2009  

  • Mary Siedman -  Ailey Citygroup Theater, NYC, 2009

  • Belinda McGuire - Judson Church, NYC, 2009

  • Jonathon Fredrickson - American Theater of Actors, NYC, 2008


In addition to my role at the Limón Dance Foundation, I have been an adjunct faculty at Purchase College, Hunter College, PACE University, and a guest artist at Friends University, Scottsdale Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Stephens College.


Associate Program Director

Limon Professional Training Programs 2018–present

In collaboration with the Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company and the Director of Education I plan the yearly curriculum for the professional training program.  In addition I act as a regulary faculty member, rehearsal director, and mentor.


Faculty at Limon Institute 2004-present  

Open classes, Limón Dance Company, and workshops


2021   Purchase College, Adjunct

           Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Master Class- Virtual

           Los Talleres, Mexico City - Contemporary Limón Workshop

           Dosson Arte en Movimiento/ La Espiral, Bogotá, Colombia – 

                                       Contemporary Limón Workshop – Basic and Advanced

           Escuela de Danza Petipa, Bogotá, Colombia - Limón Technique and      

                                        Repertory Workshop

           American College Dance Association, Western Regional Conference,         

                                        Master Class - virtual

2019   Mission Intercommunale Ouest, Reunion Island, France – Social          

                                         Intervention for unemployed youth

           Village Titon, Reunion Island – Masterclasses

           Conservatorie A Rayonnement Regional, Reunion Island - Limón technique   

           Contemporary Limón Intensive- POP Studio, Mexico City

           Limón Dancer and Teachers Workshop, Kent State University, OH

           LimonWest Summer Workshop–Dance as a Creative Act,

                                          California State University Fullerton, CA

2018  Conservatorie A Rayonnement Regional, Reunion Island - Limón technique

          Friends University, Witchita, KS, , technique and new rep,

          Limón Dancer and Teachers Workshop, Kent State, OH

          Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Hofstra University, NY- Limón technique

          Summer Dance Lab, Whitman College, WA –modern technique

          Compañía Estatal de Danza Contemporánea de Oaxaca, Mexico 

          Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Artes Escénicas de Oaxaca, Mexico - Limón technique

          Taller Coreográfico de UNAM, Mexico City – Limón technique

          El Cisne, Valle de Bravo, Mexico – technique and repertory

          Centro por Investigación Coreográfico,Escuela Nacional de Danza   

          Gloria y Nelli Campobello, Mexico City -repertory/technique, substitute teaching

          Scottsdale Community College, AZ –technique and new rep

          Dance Source, Phoenix, AZ – masterclass

2017  Limon4Kids Teacher Training- Mexico D.F.

          Compania Delohumano, Bogota, Colombia– technique

          Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, CA- masterclass

          Brigham Yong University, UT -masterclass

2016  Grand Valley State University, MI –technique/choreographic commision

          Limon Teachers Workshop New York University

          Limon4Kids Teacher Training – Mexico City

2015  Stephens College, Mo – Limón technique/choreographic commision

          Limon Teachers Workshop New York University

          Conservatorio de la Danza/G. MaldonadoMexico City  - technique

          Academy of Performing ArtsBratislava, Slovokia – technique and repertory

          Purchase College, NY – substitute teaching

2014  PACE University, NY – Limón Technique

          Scottsdale Communitiy College, AZ – Limon technique and new repertory

          Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, Mexico City - Limon technique

          Ballet Tech, NY – Limon Technique,

          Queens College, NY – masterclass

          Limon Summer Workshop at Montclair University, NJ – technique and composition

2013  Purchase College, NY - substitute teaching – modern technique and repertory, 

          Scottsdale Community College, AZ- technique 

          New Jesey Dance Theater Ensemble, NJ – Limon technique and repertory     

2012  Stephens College, MO Summer Session: technique/choreographic commision

          Purchase College, NY- substitute teaching

2014/12/11/10/09  Northstar Ballet, Fairbanks, AK

                                         Summer Course: Limon technique and repertory

2012/11/10 Los Talleres de Coyoacan, Mexico City, Summer Course

2011  Escuela Nacional de Danza Gloria y Nelli Campobello, Mexico City

              Modern technique/choreographic commission

2010  Phillips Academy, MA, Limon technique/choreographic commission

          Scottsdale Community College, AZ, technique/choreographic commission


Graduate Scholarship, Hunter College, 2019-2020

Dance at Socrates Residency, Norte Maar, 2018

CUNY Dance Initiative Residency, Queens College 2014


Adjudacator – Dance Prix de NY, Tisch NYU, 2019

Audition Teacher – Dancewave Dancing Through College and Beyond, 2019

Organizer – Choreographer’s Collective, LPAC, Queens, 2018

Related Practices


Kathryn Alter choreographs regularly as a guest at universities and conservatories and with her pickup company, Kathryn Alter and Dancers.  She is currently the Associate Program Director of the Limón Dance Foundation’s Professional Training Program and on faculty at Hunter College.   Alter was a dancer in the Limón Company and reconstructs the works of José Limón around the world. 

Choreographer ~Educator ~Performer
Kathryn Alter
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