Outer Urban Projects

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Cat Pwiti

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Cat Pwiti is a professional Dancehall artist who has extensive experience in working on arts projects that utilise dance in performance, storytelling and personal development. A qualified youth worker Cat is particularly skilled in working with teens and addressing social issues through movement and dance. Cat’s style of teaching is inclusive, participatory, and draws on the skills, personalities and goals of each unique group she works with.

In 2014 Cat started the first 'True Jamaican Dancehall Tour' in Australia which has now developed into an annual program bringing Jamaican Dancers to Australian shores. In 2015 she took a group of dancers on tour to Jamaica giving them the opportunity to learn from the roots of Dancehall and continue growing the Dancehall culture in Australia as authentically as possible. In 2014 she was the first Australian to enter the International Dancehall Queen competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica and in 2015 her group represented Australia in the Top 10.

For the past decade she has worked with leading arts organisations including Multicultural Arts Victoria, Art Centre Melbourne, Barkley Arts, Pan Events, Anti Racism Action Band, Western Edge Youth Arts, and Footscray Community Art Centre as a choreographer, dance facilitator, artist in residence, project coordinator, event and tour manager. Cat is the founder of dance company, Jungle City Projects and Burncity Queenz, Melbourne’s first official Dancehall group. In 2015 Cat launched her own dance school, Jungle City Studios.

To book Cat Pwiti for your next event contact Leah Healy on 03 9650 2521 or leah@outerurbanprojects.org.