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.
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.