Catherine Galasso is a choreographer and arts administrator based in Brooklyn. Since 2006 she has created eight evening-length, cross-disciplinary, cast-specific works and numerous shorter performances, presented by places like Joyce SoHo, SFMoMA, Bibliotheque National in Paris, Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, and the International Theater Festival Pristina, Kosovo. Her Bring On The Lumière! (2011) was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award and is featured in the 2016 Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies. Her 2015 La MaMa revival of Jim Neu’s The Floatones (with co-director Keith McDermott) was a New York Times "Critics’ Pick.” Her Danspace-commissioned “get dancing” collaboration with choreographer Andy de Groat was nominated for a 2015 Bessie for “Outstanding Revival.” Residencies include The Watermill Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Kaatsbaan, ODC Theater (San Francisco), and ZonaD Studio (Bucharest). Galasso was born in New York and grew up in Italy. She received a painting degree from the art high school in Venice Italy, and a BA in Film from Cornell University. Galasso is a 2015-17 Resident Artist with LMCC’s Extended Life Program, as well as a 2016/18 BAX AIR.
She is deeply committed to preserving the legacy of New York’s avant-garde, and is proud to work for an organization like Movement Research that supports this legacy through its mission and programs.