Paloma McGregor

Paloma McGregor is the daughter of a fisherman and a public school teacher. She is also a choreographer, writer, teacher and co-founder of Angela’s Pulse, which creates collaborative performance work rooted in building community and telling under told stories. Her work has been presented throughout New York, including at The Kitchen, Harlem Stage, EXIT Art, the Brecht Forum, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place and Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, as well as at UCLA, Yale University, The Dance Place in Washington, DC, Cleveland Public Theatre and the McKenna Museum in New Orleans. An eclectic movement-maker, she has choreographed a rollicking extravaganza honoring James Brown at SummerStages; the roving, multi-disciplinary closing performance of the Negritude exhibit at Exit Art; the emotional dance-theater adaptation of Patricia Smith’s collection of poetry, Blood Dazzler; and the multimedia opera-masquerade 4 Electric Ghosts. She is currently developing a new work, Building a Better Fishtrap, about water, memory and home, which will explore intergenerational exchange and environmental interactions. Paloma, who is originally from St. Croix, has toured nationally and internationally as a dancer, most significantly with Urban Bush Woman and Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange, and has taught workshops and master classes around the world. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she specializes in workshops on developing connections between dance and text and community building through the arts. Paloma earned her BS in Journalism (Florida A&M University) and her MFA in Dance (Case Western Reverse University).

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