Kate Trammell, professor of Dance at James
Madison University, holds graduate degrees in dance from Ohio State
University and Temple University.
She has performed and taught throughout the United States and in
China, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Portugal
with thompson & trammell
dance company, ZeroMoving Dance Company, and as an
independent teacher/performer. She has been making and performing dances
with Cynthia Thompson as a duet company since 1983, with extensive
touring in the US and in Europe.
Trammell has a certification in Infant
Developmental Movement Education through Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the
School for Body-Mind Centering which informs her movement work with
people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She teaches
developmental movement classes for babies and their care-givers through
JMU’s Occupational Therapy Clinical Educational Services. She is also on
the anatomy faculty of CedarStone School of Massage. In recent travels
to China, Trammell taught creative movement and dance in university
dance departments, conservatories, and orphanages in Anhui, Guangdong,
Liaoning, and Sichuan provinces.
She is on faculty at White Mountain Summer Dance
Festival at Sarah Lawrence College and at the West Virginia Dance
Festival. Ms. Trammell was the recipient of the JMU’s College of Visual
and Performing Arts 2011-2012 “Distinguished Teacher” award.
Upcoming projects include developing an
integrated creative movement course for children with and without
disabilities for JMU’s Summer Arts Program. Also in summer of 2013
Trammell will be learning internationally- known choreographer Claire
Porter’s “Namely, Muscles”, an evening-length dance theatre work. This critically acclaimed comedic masterpiece
portrays Dr. Nickie Nom, Forensic Orthopedic Autopsy Muscular Anatomical
Surgical Specialist, for the county, as she gives a reading from her new
book of poems. Her 30 plus poems enact 68 major muscles of the body “and
then some.”Trammell will be touring this concert in the 2013-14 season.