Katelyn Halpern is a dancemaker, teacher, and collaborator from Austin, Texas. Her eclectic body of work ranges from collaborative performance to life-sized interactive installations to cut-and-tape zines to concert dance. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Dance, she moved to the east coast where she has created over a dozen dance works, including two evening length productions with her company, Katelyn Halpern & Dancers: JUICE (June ‘17) and Loose Heart (December ‘17). Her creative work has received developmental support from chashama, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, DANCENOW Silo, Avaloch Farm, and the 2017 Choreographers in Residence Program (CHIRP) at Jersey City’s County Prep High School; her work has been performed throughout New York and New Jersey, including concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Knockdown Center, White Eagle Hall, and Triskelion Arts, and across the country at Omaha’s Under the Radar Festival, Houston's Talento Bilingue, and San Francisco’s Switchboard Presents. She holds a New Jersey teaching certificate for high school English, is a 2012 Teach for America New Jersey corps member, and is the owner and artistic director of SMUSH Gallery, an art space dedicated to creative and community work in Jersey City.
Contact: katelynhalpern [at] gmail [dot] com