Meet the Artistic Director.


Kate Ladenheim

Kate Ladenheim Artistic Director The People Movers Dance

Kate Ladenheim (BFA The Boston Conservatory) is a choreographer, designer, and arts producer. Her choreography has been praised as “as artfully, entertainingly composed as it was intellectually stimulating” (Dance Magazine). She was recently named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2018.

Her work has been presented across the northeast, most notably at Symphony Space, The Boston University Dance Theater, The Invisible Dog, Gowanus Loft, National Sawdust, and HERE. Internationally, her work has been shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New Zealand’s Performance Arcade.

Kate’s work has been commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble, the Juntos Collective and Rider University. She has engaged in international collaborations with Footnote New Zealand Dance and Toasterlab. Kate has been a Leimay Fellow at CAVE since 2014, and is the winner of the 2015 Rider University Emerging Choreographer Competition. The People Movers have been awarded residencies at White Wave Dance, University of Georgia, the Pocantico Center, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, and the Robotics, Automation & Dance (RAD) Lab.

Kate is the founder and Executive Producer of CRAWL, a nomadic, multidisciplinary arts presenting series. She also recently produced and co-choreographed Transmission, a distributed, augmented reality performance and podcast series that premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In addition to her work in choreography and production, Kate previously performed in Third Rail Project’s production of The Grand Paradise, with Brendan Drake Choreography, and with Nel Breyer at the MIT Fast Festival. She also works as an in-house graphic designer and web developer at Amy Jacobus Marketing, and gratefully acknowledges her previous work as a tireless dance advocate for the DanceNYC Junior Committee.


Anna Reyes, Collaborator, The People Movers

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Brian Castillo, Collaborator, The People Movers

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Michael Abbatiello, Collaborator, The People Movers

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