Kate Mattingly has taught and written about dance for the last decade. In 1993 she graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude with a degree in Architecture: History and Theory and completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the TISCH School of New York University in 1996. There she performed works by William Forsythe and Amanda Miller and assisted Deborah Jowitt in the teaching of Dance History. Between 1996 and 2006 her writing about dance was published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dance Research Journal, Dance magazine, Pointe magazine, The Washington Post, and many other journals and publications.
Each summer from 1995 to 2004 she edited program copy and assisted artists performing in the free festival of dance and music called Lincoln Center Out of Doors, part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She has conducted research projects for many dance organizations, including The Balanchine Foundation. She taught Dance History at Eliot Feld’s New York City Public School for Dance from 1998 to 2003, and between 2000 and 2002 she was a member of the Nominating Committee for the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. In 2005 she was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC to serve on the Dance Panel determining funding for U.S. companies, choreographers, and schools.
In addition to writing about dance, she has lectured about Dance and Criticism in Russia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Finland and across the United States. In 2008 she was selected to serve as dramaturge for the SommerSzene performance festival in Salzburg, Austria, which presented international dance artists William Forsythe and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, among others. Ms. Mattingly currently teaches at George Washington University and George Mason University.