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Katie Rose McLaughlin


Katie Rose McLaughlin grew up in Minneapolis, MN and studied ballet under the direction of Bonnie Mathis. She then attended the Joffrey/New School BFA program on full scholarship before falling in love with contemporary dance, theater and going to clown school in Switzerland. As a performer she starred as Esmeralda in Redmoon Theater’s HUNCHBACK (New Victory Theater), with Tony-awarding winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, as well as in Anna Marie Shogren’s post-post-modern exploration of death (Walker Arts Center/Southern Theater). In addition to her extensive work in both theater and musical theater, her own choreography has been presented by the Chocolate Factory, Catch, the Invisible Dog, Dixon Place, Little Theater, AUNTS, HERE Arts Center, Movement Research at Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion, 9×22 DanceLab, Links Hall, Red Eye Theater, newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the International Festival of Art & Ideas. She was an artist-in-residence as part of LMCC’s Process Space (2017), Kaatsbaan International Dance Center’s UpStream (2017), Barn Arts Collective (2015 & 2016), a 2013 LMCC’s SPARC program (2013), and a Chashama artist-in-residence (2012). She was recently associate choreographer to David Neumann on HADESTOWN at New York Theater Workshop & Citadel Theater directed by Rachel Chavkin. Katie Rose is the Artistic Director of Designated Movement Company. designatedmovement.org