Colette Krogol is a Cuban-American artist, originally from Miami, Florida. She is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and teaching artist. She is the Artistic Director of Orange Grove Dance, alongside her husband, Matt Reeves. They have been making work collaboratively for over ten years through their company, Orange Grove Dance (OGD), a multimedia dance company that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida. She spent her formative years studying at New World School of the Arts.
As Orange Grove Dance, Krogol’s work has been produced for gallery dance-cinema installations, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theatres, and concert stages ranging in location from Rauma, Finland to Brooklyn, New York to Washington DC. She has taught master classes and workshops, as well as set repertory across the United States and Europe. Orange Grove Dance choreographic and cinematic work has been produced and presented extensively internationally by The Finlandia Foundation, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Lönnström Taidemuseo, Raumars AIR, Officina Creativa, CerCCa, and Klaustrid at Skriduklaustir. On screen, OGD has produced three independent dance films that have shown in cities from Munich, Germany to Boulder City, Nevada while their most recent film The Archetypes was nominated for an ‘Arthouse Film’ award by the Stockholm Independent Film Festival and was awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ by the Et Cultura Film Festival.
OGD was featured in the nationally distributed Dance Teacher Magazine (June 2018) with a five-page spread sharing Colette and Matt's creative practice in collaboration through life, performance, creation of new work, and teaching. Currently Colette serves as faculty at George Washington University and is directing Orange Grove Dance through its current season, which includes works commissioned and presented by Dance Place, The Kennedy Center, Dickinson College, KIT DISTRICT, Joe's Movement Emporium, Howard Community College, American University, and the United States Botanic Gardens. Colette was the billed choreographer for the Kennedy Center world premiere of 'How to Catch a Star', which just completed a fifty-performance run to sold-out audiences and rave reviews. OGD has a multi-year commission commitment from Dance Place to produce and present their work through 2020.