About Greg

Greg Catellier has been the lighting Supervisor for the Bates Dance festival since 2009. As a Senior Lecturer at Emory University in Atlanta GA, he is the resident dance lighting designer, and teaches modern dance technique, principles of design, fitness for dancers, movement improvisation and group choreography.  In addition to his work at Emory, Catellier has been manufacturing eclectic dances for Atlanta’s discerning local community since 2002. Catellier Dance Projects, founded in 2010, is an organization dedicated to creating intimate dance performances for the Atlanta community. His award-winning dance for camera collaborations with dance/media artist Jeff Curtis, have been selected for many festivals.  The most recent film, Transit has been selected for more than 20 international film festivals.  Catellier has designed lighting for hundreds of dances both in and out of academia for artists such as Paul Matteson, David Neumann, Shaneeka Harrell, and George Staib. Catellier started dancing at Webster University then earned a BA in dance from Arizona State University and MFA in dance with an emphasis in design and production from Ohio State University. Of the Bates Dance Festival, Catellier says, “It provides a unique opportunity for student designers, technicians and dancers to engage deeply and intimately with some of the most important figures in the field.”