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Katie Baer Schetlick is a dance artist/maker/researcher and current Lecturer in Dance at the University of Virginia. She engages dance as a mode(s) of being, an historical object, a process of unproductivity, a subversive and controlling apparatus all at once. Her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, NADA Hudson, Fleet Moves Dance Festival, Museum Perron Oost (Netherlands), International Dance Theatres Festival (Lublin), Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Cairo), Tom Tom Founder’s Festival, Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Ruffin Gallery, The Haven, Washington & Lee University, and the University of Virginia. Her writing has been published in Movement Research Performance Journal, Critical Correspondence and the activist journal, Building Alliances for Social Engagement. As a founding member of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, she performed both domestically and internationally at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival and Amman International Dance Festival. Together with Zena Bibler, Katie is the co-founder and co-director of the Movement Party and the Fleet Moves Dance Festival. She holds a Masters in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a focus on dance and the politics of space and a BFA in Dance with a minor in Anthropology from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University program. Currently, Katie is a MFA canidate at Hollins University.


images: Jennifer Lauren Smith