Art Yoga Cat

"Breathe. Move. Be."

Catherine Wright "Art Yoga Cat" believes in the possibility of inspiring people to breathe, move, and be.  She is a nationally touring multi-media performance artist, certified dance and yoga instructor, and an award-winning director and choreographer.  She earned a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah on a Presidential Scholarship and had the Elizabeth R. Hayes Graduate Assistantship for her MFA pursuit from the same University. Her Master of Arts in Education from Minnesota State University, Minnesota focused on the integration of technology into a performing arts curriculum. 


Wright has over twenty years in the dance and media arts industry and has performed for Chuck Davis, Trisha Brown, Steve Koester, Ellen Bromberg, and Alwin Nikolais via Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. She has directed and been commissioned to choreograph 4 full-evening productions through the Jerome Foundation, the Walker Art Center, and the Bush Fellowship Foundation.  Her interdisciplinary performance art creations have toured nationally in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Kawaihae Harbor, Portland, Santa Cruz, New York City, Syracuse, and Utica.  


With seventeen years of pedagogy experience in both high school and higher education, she believes in core-centered classroom and the interdisciplinary power of fusing Fine Arts with science, humanities, and technology.  She is currently the visiting instructor for Contemporary Dance at Hamilton College and Yoga Fusion at PrattMWP College of Art & Design.   She is the March artist of the month for t[HE]art of Healing and is also featured in ATOM studios Artist's Talk Series as she reveals the "body vulnerable" at https://vimeo.com/157298097 and on You Tube.  Her latest commission "Begin Again" for Mohawk Valley Ballet will premiere May 28th at 7pm at Mohawk Valley Community College.

  

In her downtime, Wright resides on a hobby farm in upstate New York and assists family with tree and bird conservation. She continues to create visual environments with mixed media sculptures of found objects in nature and film projections. Her dance for cameras and documentaries can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/artyogacat  Click here for her Utica-area yoga fusion class schedule.