Katja Kolcio to become Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Katja Kolcio will succeed Peter Rutland as Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. 

Katja Kolcio is Associate Professor of Dance. She received certificates from Free Ukrainian University and from Kyiv Institute of Art and Culture; and her PhD from The Ohio State University. Her work specializes in the role of creative physical engagement in education, research, and social change. She has received choreographic fellowships from the New England Dance Fund and New York State Council of the Arts. Recent projects include collaborating on Facing Disasters: A Provocation/Invitation, and This Side of the Curtain: Ukrainian Resistance in Uncertain Times, a panel and performance designed around the topic of social action in an uncertain political context. She presented her research in Washington, D.C., at an event hosted by the Congressional and Senate Ukraine Caucuses in March 2020.

Drawing on a background in politics, international relations and sciences, she specializes in the role of physical engagement and creativity in education, research and social change. Her work is based on the somatic premise that we think, create and enact change through our creative physical engagement in the world.

The Allbritton Team is excited to have Katja on board, please join us in welcoming her!