Cat Maguire

Cat Maguire

Program Coordinator (LBMS)

Cat is a movement educator, dance artist, Certified Movement Analyst, and Registered Somatic Movement Educator, teaching in the Charlottesville area and at the University of Maryland and internationally for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS).  After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with honors in dance and psychology, Maguire earned a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) degree with LIMS in New York City. For the next eight years, she was the artistic director of Offspring Dance Company in New York City and the founder and head of the dance program at Drew University in Madison, NJ. While executive director of Piedmont Council of the Arts in Charlottesville, Maguire continued to teach, choreograph and perform throughout Central Virginia and internationally. From 2003 to 2010, Maguire was assistant professor of dance at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), where she was an integral part of the development and implementation of the associate’s degree in dance, the only one of its kind in the Virginia Community College System. Currently Maguire teaches group classes and individual sessions designed to foster self expression, body connectivity and transformation through movement.