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Katherine Paola De La Cruz

Katherine Paola De La Cruz is an Afro-Dominican dancer and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2020 from Hunter College with both a BA in Anthropology and Dance. Katherine has performed in various venues and festivals both live and virtually including City Center’s Fall for Dance festival, The American Dance Festival, The WP theater, Movement Research at the Judson Church, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Arts on Site: Women in Motion, Brookfield Place and more. She has performed in works by Larry Keigwin, Blakeley White-McGuire, Monica Bill Barnes & Co, Buglisi Dance Theater: Table of Silence, The Soul Dance Company, Andre Haenggi, and Maura Donohue Nguyen. Currently she is a co-creator and performer in Catherine Galasso's CITY OF WOM_N: HARBOR described as an "ongoing five-borough series, in which historical memoir, contemporary interview, and abstract tableaux combine to form portraits of female luminaries, interrogating the criteria for who is remembered and how." http://www.catherinegalasso.or...

Katherine has used dance to support climate justice and immigrants’ rights causes in New York City. Her work has been presented both live and virtually at Hunter College and the Estrogenius Festival. She believes that dance is a powerful tool for community building and bridging divides. Katherine is a passionate choreographer whose work centers around themes of social inequality, LGBTQ+ stories, familial ties, immigration and mental health. Most of her work is born from a need to make direct political statements and to make visible often ignored inner healing processes. She is also an avid reader, baker and seamstress.

[Image description: A brown afro Caribbean woman with her dark hair in thick lose waves. She has large brown eyes. She looks into the camera with a soft smile and wears an ultramarine button up top.]