Katherine Kramer

Katherine Kramer

Term Instructor
Office: Fine Arts 332
Phone: (907) 786-4786
Email: kkramer1001@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Katherine Kramer is a performer, choreographer, educator, movement coach and producer. She has built a long-standing career performing as a jazz tap dancer and musician, collaborating with many of the finest in both genres and specializing in coaching dancers in musicality and musicians in physicality. She has developed “Whole Body Music,” as a method of training both dancers and musicians. This work has been presented in residencies at universities throughout the US. Between 1996 and 2007, she produced “Rhythm Explosion”, an interdisciplinary summer festival in Bozeman, Montana. She is one of five artists to be awarded a 2010 Artist’s Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council. In 2008 she received a Fulbright Grant, to work in Prague, CR. In 2008 she received a Creation Fund Grant from the National Performance Network, creating “Stop Look Listen,” which was premiered at the Colony Theater in Miami and performed in NY at the historic Judson Church Theater. Her one-woman show, “Rhythms of the Heart,” toured from 1992 – 2000, including performances at Jacob’s Pillow and international festivals. In Havana, Cuba she has taught tap to Danza Contemporarea and Conjunto Folklorica de Cuba, and in Fortaleza, Brazil worked with Valeria Pinheiro and Co. Vata. She has conducted residencies at universities throughout the country and created choreography for universities and companies in the US and Canda. She served as choreographer and movement coach for Robert Redford on his film, “The Horse Whisperer.”

Education

MALS in Dance and Movement; Wesleyan University
BFA cum laude in Dance; Marymount Manhatten College