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Catey Ott Dance Collective

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CATEY OTT DANCE COLLECTIVE (CODC) is a NYC/MKE based professional company that presents choreography that embodies strong technique, intriguing qualitative movement, vulnerable yet fierce emotions, realness in relationships and clear intention, all inside of an imaginative alter dimension.


CATEY OTT THOMPSON (CODC director, choreographer, dancer) has spent 38 years dancing,15 of which included performing, choreographing, and teaching in NYC. Ott received a MFA and BFA in Dance from UWM. She has studied ballet with Christine Wright at 890 Broadway in NYC for 10 years. Catey Ott Dance Collective started in Milwaukee in 2005.  Since 2007, the company has performed at Danspace Project at St, Mark’s Church, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, DNA, Solar One, Dance Conversations at the Flea, White Wave, WAX, Green Space, 92Y, BAX, Hatch, UWM, DanceNOW, Panetta Studio, Spoke the Hub, and Gowanus Arts Building.  In NYC between 1995-2012, she performed with Heidi Latsky Dance, Allyson Green Dance, Soundance, Gotham Group, Sean Curran Company, Chris Ferris, Molly Rabinowitz, Cora, and a variety of others. She is currently working on her 22nd self-production of her choreography,8 of which were at Danceworks Studio Theater.  She has performed with Danceworks Performance Company, Wild Space, and Milwaukee Dance Theatre. She currently teaches at Danceworks, Milwaukee Ballet, Cardinal Stritch, and Marquette University.  She also is a guest choreographer at Pius XI High School.

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