about the company

The People Movers is a contemporary dance company that creates and performs original works by creative director Kate Ladenheim. Our work reveals the abstract and inherently performative qualities of our world through complex and highly athletic physical expressions. There is a constant search for the relevance in our form.

Ladenheim founded The People Movers in January 2012 as a platform to explore her choreographic goals and ideas. Ladenheim’s choreography has been praised as “stunning… an interplay of oppositions… pure, unbounded physicality meeting intricate, balletic delicacy” (the Dance Enthusiast). Her group has been selected to show work at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the DUMBO Dance Festival, the CURRENT SESSIONS (Volume III, Issue I), NYC10 Dance, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, and Triskelion Arts Center. The company has enjoyed residencies through The Field’s Subsidized Block Rehearsal Space Rental Program and with The Ballet and Dance Center in Syracuse, New York. The People Movers were also commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble to create HackPolitik, a new contemporary ballet based on the Hacktivist collective Anonymous.

upcoming events

  • CRAWL: Chapter 2

    The second installment of The People Movers’ new multi-disciplinary arts presenting series, featuring artists Brendan Drake, Kendra Portier, and Sontag Shogun.


    @ Gowanus Loft: 61 9th Street, Brooklyn
    After-party at Halyards Bar

  • Weekly Classes

    Join us every Thursday afternoon, 12:30 - 2 PM, for company class. Classes include a technical warm-up, improvisation exercises, and phrase work from both The People Movers’ repertory and the dancers’ own creative projects.

    FEE: $10

    @ Leimay CAVE: 58 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY