HDF Founders

Carrie Richer, Co-Founder of HDF
Carrie Richer


Carrie Noel Richer, CoFounder/ Director

Carrie Richer is a dance filmmaker. She graduated from Bates College with a BA in Dance and earned her MFA in Film at San Francisco State University. Carrie co-founded Hole Dance Films, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2005. Hole Dance Films work has been screened internationally at many festivals in the past 15 years. Richer was awarded the 2010 artist fellowship in film direction through the Wyoming Arts Council. She was a performing member of Contemporary Dance Wyoming under the direction of Babs Case from 2008 through 2015. Carrie coordinated the Center for the Arts creative initiatives exhibition program including multi-disciplinary residencies, gallery shows, and installations from 2015-2018. In 2018, Carrie moved to Missoula, Montana, and became the Artistic Director of the International Wildlife Film Festival at the Roxy Theater. She directs and produces 4+ film festivals a year at the Roxy – Missoula’s community cinema. Carrie serves as the artist representative on the OpenAIR board of directors. She continues to make short films that meld many art forms. 

Kate W. Kosharek

Kate Westerlund Kosharek, CoFounder/ Choreographer

Kate Kosharek moved to Jackson in 2006 with a BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the Pilates & Open Program Coordinator at Dancers’ Workshop and a dance instructor for the School at DW. Kate is Pilates certified through Balanced Body and is a Level 4 MELT® instructor, trained by MELT® founder, Sue Hitzmann. Specializing in Pilates & MELT® group and private training, she educates her clients in the awareness of alignment, emphasizing that healthy connective tissue and a strong core is key to achieving a balanced body and preventing injury. Kate is an experienced pre/post-natal instructor and is passionate about empowering women through their birth process. Kate is also one of the founding members of Wyoming’s only contemporary dance company, Contemporary Dance Wyoming (CDW). As her own experience continues to expand, Kate strives to give her students the ability to develop a curiosity and understanding of intentional movement


3 responses

20 09 2009
Bill Westerlund

The resumes continue to build.
I like the photos which apparently (?) have nothing to do with dance.

4 08 2010
Chris Palmer

I love the photos of Carrie and Kate! Beautiful!

16 05 2012
lets get visceral : JH Culture Front

[…] a comment is so good I have to re-post it as a post in itself. Here is Carrie Richer commenting on “Public Art at Residue.” Dancer/filmmaker Richer is the co-director of […]

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