Catherine Galasso is an independent choreographer and director based in Brooklyn, NY. Her interdisciplinary dance works have been presented by venues in the US such as Danspace Project, La MaMa, SFMoMA, and MoCA Santa Barbara, and internationally at Bibliotheque National in Paris, France; Skena UP in Pristina, Kosovo; and Zona D Studio in Bucharest, Romania. In addition, she creates original performance works for alternative spaces such as underground bank vaults, decaying 4-story homes, and grand marble staircases.
Galasso’s work has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Headlands Center, Kaatsbaan and ODC Theater in San Francisco, among others. Her collaboration with choreographer Andy de Groat (GET DANCING) was nominated for a 2016 New York “Bessie” and her Bring On The Lumière! about cinema pioneers the Lumière Brothers was nominated for a 2012 San Francisco “Izzy.” The New York Times called her 2015 rendition of Jim Neu’s musical comedy The Floatones (with co-director Keith McDermott) “...very nearly unclassifiable and utterly delightful;” while her 2018 Alone Together was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “...a treasure chest so packed with jewels that the lid won’t stay down.”
Galasso also works as a choreographer for theater, creating dances for the US premiere of The Miracle of Heliane (dir Christian Rath, 2019 Bard SummerScape), for the internationally touring interactive theater troupe TPO of Italy (COLORS, dir Davide Venturini, 2019 Brooklyn Academy of Music), and has assisted Annie-B Parson on David Lang’s The Public Domain (Mostly Mozart Festival 2016, Lincoln Center). Galasso is the daughter of internationally acclaimed composer Michael Galasso. She holds a European Baccalaureate in Painting from the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice, Italy, and a BA in Film from Cornell University.