Catie Leasca is a dance artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. With roots in Massachusetts, she has traveled and danced abroad in Israel, France, Belgium, and Germany. Under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, Catie graduated with her B.F.A. in Dance from The University of the Arts, receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence and the School of Dance Sustainability award upon graduation. She studied intensely under Katie Swords and Jesse Zaritt, among many other incredible mentors.
Since graduating, Catie has worked professionally with Netta Yerushalmy, Helen Simoneau Danse, Jessie Young, MG+Artists, She Me Zoo and Bryn Cohn + Artists. Catie has received a residency at Gibney Dance through Work Up 5.0, New Dance Alliance / LiftOff and has been a 2019 Space Grant Recipient at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She has shown her work at Movement Research through Judson Church, FAILSPACE at the Woods, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, WIP IV at STUDIO4, CreateART/Dance in Bushwick, and Salt Dance Fest, among others. Catie has taught in NYC at Gibney Dance, Bridge for Dance and FAILSPACE, as well as Cedar Crest College and many studios across New York and New England.
photos by taylor burton + lexi dysart