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Kat Pantos received her B.S. in Dance Performance and Management from Plymouth State University. Upon graduation, Pantos toured nationally with multiple contemporary dance companies. She has worked with artists such as Robert Battle, Roni Koresh, Amanda Whitworth, & Tommy Neblett, among others. In 2012, Pantos moved to New York City with a vision to expand her artistic library and research. She founded Pantos Project Dance (PPD) and moved the professional company to Boston. PSU featured Pantos as an 'Alumni in the Arts' commissioning PPD for an evening length show. Since the inaugural season, PPD has performed in venues across New England & New York, including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage. Pantos is sought out for her educational classes and choreography. PPD holds annual intensives and a pre-professional youth program. Pantos choreographs commercial work for studios throughout the New England area and most recently, an adjunct faculty member and guest choreographer at University of New Hampshire, Salve Regina University, and Rhode Island College. Pantos strives to inspire students to develop their own artistic abilities while continuing to advance technically and create choreography that is stimulating to the artist and audience alike.
Masson graduated summa cum laude with her B.S. in Accounting with minors in Business Administration and Dance, as well as her Masters of Business Administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. As a member of the preprofessional dance company there, she worked with guest choreographers from around the country. Masson received the 2019 Salve Regina University Dance Award and in 2020 was invited back as a featured alumna to choreograph on the company. She has had the opportunity to present her choreography at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, WAXworks NY, and the American College Dance Association's adjudicated concert in Boston and Plymouth. Now, she teaches at numerous studios in the New England area, as well as working as a certified personal trainer.
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Carolyn Breton began her dance training at Lisa Pilato Dance Center in her hometown of Dracut, MA and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory. Breton has premiered choreography at the Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre & Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, along with numerous competition works. Breton holds a Master's Degree in Education from Northeastern University and is currently a full time dance teacher at Lowell High School. Breton has been a company dancer with Pantos Project Dance since its inception performing in various venues throughout New York and New England. Breton is PPD’s Rehearsal Director and educator at PPD intensives.
Boston based contemporary dance company, Pantos Project is committed to creating and performing the athletic, honest, and innovative work of Artistic Director, Kat Pantos. Founded in 2013, Pantos Project made its premier at the Dance Soiree showcase in New York City at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Pantos was chosen as one of ten featured women choreographers at the Women in Dance Series for 'She Said, She Said' reviewed as 'satisfying fluidity'. Since its premier, Pantos Project has performed in numerous festivals some of which include Dance for World Community, 8 In Show, NYC10 Dance Initiative, Massachusetts Dance Festival, and Brooklyn Dance Festival among others. Pantos Project has hosted two evening-length shows at Boston University's Dance Theatre, BEHAVIOR & STABILIZE. In 2015, Pantos Project was invited to present BEHAVIOR at the highly acclaimed Inside/Out Series at Jacob's Pillow. Most recently, Pantos Project was chosen to bring site-specific dance work to Boston's culturally expanding Seaport District through Epicenter Experience. The company prides itself on the athletic, technical, and creative capability of its members and a commitment to performance and education. Pantos Project believes in the development of an artist at a young age. Our classes and workshops seek to provide technically driven combinations while promoting vulnerability through movement quality. Respecting each student's abilities and training, Pantos Project provides a welcoming and encouraging environment for students of all ages. As dance educators, we strive to inspire students to develop their own artistic abilities while continuing to advance technically. Pantos Project offers Open Company Class as well as winter and summer intensive programs annually in Boston. Join us in the studio!
Founder & Artistic Director
Pantos Project Dance