Katie Rose McLaughlin is a NYC-based choreographer originally from Minneapolis, MN. Trained in ballet under the direction of Bonnie Mathis, she attended the Joffrey/New School BFA program on full scholarship prior to kicking off her love affair with theater by training at a renowned clown school in Switzerland. She has performed with the Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune and as Esmeralda in several iterations of Redmoon Theater’s Hunchback including runs in Washington D.C. and at the New Victory Theater in NY where it received a New York Times Critics’ Pick.
A choreographer and director for theater, opera, film, music videos and viral TikToks she has also had the great pleasure of being the Associate Choreographer for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Hadestown at New York Theater Workshop, Edmonton, South Korea, and Broadway as well as the Associate Director/Choreographer of the First National Tour. Her work has been presented at Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, Joe’s Pub, Under the Radar, La Mama, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Abrons Arts Center, Target Margin, The New Ohio, BRIC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown, and The Connelly.
In 2013, she co-founded and became the Artistic Director of Designated Movement Company, an avant-garde dance theater company that creates performance as an inquiry into the hierarchical structures society places on bodies, examined through a queer, feminist lens. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution, La Mama, CultureHub, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Dance Lab New York, and LMCC’s SPARC program (2013). She has also been creating work as the co-Creative Director for the Drama League Award-winning Theater in Quarantine which has produced over 20 different evenings of work, four NYT Critic’s Picks and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Katie Rose is a proud member of SDC.