Katelyn Altmann

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Photo credit: Malia Spellman Photography

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Lighting: Colin Gawronski

Katelyn Altmann is a movement artist, collaborator and improvisor currently working and residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her early career in Stevens Point, Wisconsin under the direction of Pamula Luedtke (Point Dance Ensemble), Marlene Turbin-Weldon, and Michael Estanish( UWSP). Katelyn is a current company member and collaborative artist with Wild Space Dance Company, Danceworks Performance MKE and Hyperlocal MKE (Music and Movement Improvisational Collective). She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts.

Katelyn has worked closely with various International artists, Milwaukee-based artists, faculty members and guest artists, including but not limited to, Joe Goode, Daniel Burkholder, Maria Gillespie, Mair Culbreth, Simone Ferro, Kym McDaniel, Esmé Boyce, Ishmael Huston-Jones, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Melanie George and Holly Johnston (Ledges and Bones). Collaboration with these artists and community members is key within her curation and creative exploration.

During her time at UW-Milwaukee, Altmann received two Undergraduate Research Fellowships immersed in movement research under the mentorship of faculty member, Maria Gillespie. Upon merit and movement expertise, Katelyn has also received the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship, Randy R. Reddemann Emerging Artist Scholarship, Undergraduate Dance Scholarships, Dance Masters of Wisconsin Scholarships and a scholarship from the Wisconsin Dance Council.

Katelyn has also extended her movement education and performance experience to various intensives including the Seattle Festival for Dance Improvisation, Bates Dance Festival/Gibney Connect NYC, American Collage Dance Association[ACDA], Keigwin + Company, Point Park University, Milwaukee Ballet, Dance Masters of Wisconsin and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.