This installment of reSET features new work by Cameo Lethem and Kaitlin McCarthy, performed on the set of B.

February 7 – 9, 2019

Choreographers and dancers don’t often have opportunities to utilize complex or fully-realized sets. With this in mind, Washington Ensemble Theatre provides opportunities for dancers to make and perform pieces on the elaborate theatrical sets of its mainstage productions. Curated by Mark Haim, Babette Pendleton, and Alice Gosti, the first reSET was performed on the set of The Tall Girls in 2015 and has been happening at least once a year ever since.


Cameo Lethem

Kaitlin McCarthy

CAMEO LETHEM is a Seattle-based choreographer and dancer from Kaneohe, HI. She received her undergraduate education from Skidmore College where she studied Dance and Neuroscience. Her work has been shown at On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, The Pocket Theater, Electric Lodge, The National Museum of Dance, and more. Since arriving in Seattle in 2015, Cameo has performed for Alice Gosti, Kate Wallich, Hayley Shannon, Dylan Ward, Nathan Blackwell, and Coleman Pester. As a selected artist for The Breaking Glass Project, Cameo received mentorships from Nia-Amina Minor and Sidra Bell. She is a 2017 DanceCrush Award recipient, a 2014 Margaret Paulding Award recipient, and a 2018-19 James Ray Resident for Seattle International Dance Festival.

KAITLIN McCARTHY, a Seattle-based dance artist, has choreographed for venues city-wide, including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, SOIL Gallery, BOOST Dance Festival, and many others. Her work is “searingly relevant” (SeattleDances) and “in the forefront of innovative contemporary Seattle dance” (Deconstruct Collective). As a dancer she has performed for over a dozen local artists, including regularly with Alice Gosti, with whom she has toured nationally and internationally. She is a teaching artist at Velocity Dance Center and a freelance dance critic for City Arts Magazine and, where she is also Editor.