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Dance Choreography


35 simbi per hour

Work with me to create something special out of modern dance. I'll choreograph dance for your album debut concert, music video, talent competition, standup routine, private party, animated film, or anything else you can think of! I'll work with your people or bring you the right dancers. Beginners are no problem.

If you need something unusual, genre-defying, or weird -- this is definitely for you. I've made dance pieces in bathtubs, on beanbags and mattresses, on rooftops, in the snow, in puddles, playing with silly putty, wearing headlamps, blindfolded . . . and so much more.

Training & Qualifications

I have a B.A. in Dance from Colorado College, 8 years of choreography experience, 15+ years of performing experience, and hundreds of hours logged in the studio doing modern, Graham technique, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, physical theatre, site-specific, and contact improvisation.

In Portland, I direct a project-based dance company, AUTOMAL. My work has been performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland's Dance Base, (a)merging, Portland's Fertile Ground Festival, Conduit Dance, Galaxy Dance Festival, and a Portland RAW Artists showcase. I've guest choreographed for SubRosa Dance Collective, collaborated on a projection-mapping dance for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), created dance numbers for an original musical, and made several pieces for themed variety shows. In 2013, I was a Colorado Creative Industries Jumpstart Award recipient.

While in college, I choreographed for more than a dozen stage projects. My student work was ​selected to perform at American College Dance Festival NW. I received grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Keller Family Venture Fund to fund a student residency with Witness Relocation in New York.

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About Kate Rafter

I'm a multi-genre dance artist, box office & ticketing professional, expert in local nonprofit marketing, copyeditor and style editor for nonfiction, screenplays, and ad copy, and costume designer for... dance and theatre. In my personal life I'm all about exercising for fun, respecting women, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding traumatic brain more

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