Professional + Pre-Professional
For teaching or choreographic inquiries, please email
catieleasca [at] gmail [dot] com
Master Classes, Private Sessions (on Zoom or in-person), Choreographic Commissions, Competition Choreography, College audition choreography + mentoring
Class is composed of improvisation, phrase work, dialogue and community building. Phrasework is primarily based in a grounded, loose vocabulary that invites dancers to find containment and redirection in relationship to momentum. Catie's class aims to open unknown terrain by moving past judgements, enabling a freer, wilder self to emerge. Movement phrases derive from a hybrid mentality, challenging the class to a clear execution inside intricate, quick-moving material. We build upon a commitment to understanding the body in relation to everything around it - a space to sift through and uncover information already present. We move through overlapping terrains of modes of thinking and moving, allowing our sense of self to be at the core and forefront of the practice.
We engage with space, form, weight, time, and each other, allowing sensation and embodiment to be at the center of our perspective - practicing staying inside of our own subjectiveness, rather than drifting to an outside view.
Catie hopes to give space for students' moving bodies through a serious silliness and a complex, unspoken game of hide and seek within the body. Catie hopes to create an imaginative space where students feel liberated to take chances and risk failure in a protected classroom.
Catie is currently on Faculty at Peridance, Sarah Lawrence College + the Joffrey Ballet School.