Pat Catterson

Pat Catterson’s parents were a ballroom dancing team and her paternal grandfather a Vaudevillian tap dancer. A NYC based artist, she has choreographed 111 works, receiving many accolades including a 2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Choreography Fellowship and multiple Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the CAPS Program, the Harkness Foundation, as well as a Fulbright Grant. A dedicated educator, she has been on the faculties at Sarah Lawrence College, UCLA, the Juilliard School, and the Merce Cunningham Studio, among many others. For twenty years she taught her own tap classes in NYC and has been a guest artist all over the US and in Europe most recently at CNDC in Angers France and at the Kalamata Dance Festival in Greece. Her writing has been published in Ballet Review, JOPERD, Attitude Magazine, Dance Magazine Online, the Getty Iris, and the Dance Research Journal. She first performed Yvonne Rainer’s work in 1969 and since 1999 has worked as her dancer, rehearsal assistant, as well as custodian of Rainer’s early works, touring nationally and internationally. She earned her BA in psychology and philosophy from Northwestern University and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her latest work Project 111: 12 by 6 is only posted online. She retired from performing this September after fifty years dancing in NYC with ten shows at MoMA dancing Yvonne Rainer Early Works.


MELT Faculty

Past Classes & Events

MELT – Secret Journey: Rove

Jan 5 – Jan 6, 2019

Learning Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A (1966)

April 06, 2017