Monthly Archives

June 2021

Movers & Shapers: Kathryn Alter

By Podcast

PODCAST No.116 – Kathryn Alter

Release Date: 6.20.21


    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

    • Any Smartphone Podcast app: Subscribe and Listen


KATHRYN ALTER attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Purchase College, and obtained her MFA from Hunter College, receiving the Chairman’s Award for artistic excellence in 2020.  Her choreographic work has been shown across the United States and abroad. In 2011, Kathryn Alter and Dancers began with the presentation of three solos as a part of the Soliloquios y Diálogos Festival at Los Talleres de Coyoacán in Mexico City.  Her most recent choreographic commissions were created in Kansas at Friends University, in Arizona for Instinct Dance Corps, and in Reunion Island at the Conservatorie A Rayonnement Regional. Around NYC, her work has been presented as part of MAD Weekend at Nazareth College, Dance at Socrates in Queens, Spring Movement and PSOH at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, and the American Dance Guild Festival. Ms. Alter is a part of the N.A.D.I.N.E. Projectand 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 and students of the Limón Institute, has reconstructed the works of José Limón for the Ballet Nacional de México in México City in 2018 and Ballet am Rhein en Düsseldorf in 2020, and leads Limón workshops nationally and internationally. It has been her great pleasure to be a part of the implementation of Limón4Kids in México 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, danced with Alan Danielson, and Kazuko Hirabayashi. (photo credit: Reiko Yanagi)







Juneau Dance Theatre

SUNY Purchase Dance

Limón Dance Company

Summer Dance Lab

Paul Sanasardo

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Kazuko Hirabayashi

Jonathan Riedel

Brenna Monroe-Cook




Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping., networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.