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Kathryn Schetlick

Assistant Professor, Dance


Katie Schetlick is a dance artist and educator who summons movement to challenge static, singular notions of “the human” and “the body”.  In her research, creative work, and teaching, she centers on embodied learning, collaborative scholarship and making, and active reimagining through praxis. 

Katie uses dance and movement to grapple with how ideas of humanity appear on the stage and in everyday life and proposes practices that critically play with the structures of theatrical space —architectural, historical, affective— to destabilize understandings of what it means to be human. Appearing as installations, movement scores, site-responsive performances, choreographed walks, and dances, Katie’s work, often in collaboration with other artists and scholars, has been presented in Brazil, Egypt, Poland, Amsterdam and several cities in the United States. Active and ongoing collaborations include projects with Zena Bibler and with Conrad Cheung and Anna Hogg as part of the artist collective, nonhumanities. 

Katie holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University, a Masters in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA in Dance with a minor in Anthropology from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program.

Courses Taught

  • DANC1400: How Dance Matters
  • DANC3400: Dance and Culture
  • DANC3460: Movement and Environment(s)
  • DANC2300: Dance Improvisation
  • DANC2210 & 3210: Ballet I & Ballet II