Associate Professor of Dance, Marymount Manhattan College

Catherine Cabeen, MFA is an Associate Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. In her time at MMC, Cabeen has created three new courses for the college; one that looks at gender representation in 20th century dance history, one that celebrates and explores American dance history through the lens of race/racism/anti-racism, and one that focuses on the somatic experience of participating in Social Justice Movements. Cabeen has been an active member of the college’s Action Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, since its inception in 2017. In addition to teaching at MMC’s main upper East Side campus, Cabeen teaches at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women, through MMC’s prison education program. Cabeen is an advocate of Engaged Pedagogy. Her classes are sites of dynamic inquiry and exploration, which support the idea that art and education are both potential pathways to self-actualization and liberation.

Repetiteur - Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Cabeen is also honored to be a Teaching Artist and Repetiteur for the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Since 2005 Cabeen has reconstructed the work of Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane on students at over 30 colleges, universities, and summer programs around the world, including Taiwan National University of the Arts, University of IL, University of WY, University of WA, SUNY Purchase, and Ailey/Fordham, among others.

For more information on licensing this incredible body of work, please contact New York Live Arts.

Guest Artist

Cabeen also teaches as a guest artist; contemporary technique, anatomy, collaborative composition, and workshops on the intersection of Somatic Practices and Social Justice.

For more information on Cabeen's freelance teaching please contact her directly.


Cabeen's education includes:

MFA in Dance from University of Washington

BFA in Dance, Cornish College of the Arts

Certificate of Dance, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance

200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teaching Certification, OM Yoga

Cabeen, photo by Alan Kimara Dixon