DANCER / CHOREOGRAPHER / ACTOR
Born in Spanish Harlem, Noah “Noahlot” Catala seeks to uplift and represent his community as a dancer, choreographer and actor.
Noah’s first time on screen was in an Apple iPod commercial at seven years old. Shortly after, he went on tour with legendary Bachatero Romeo Santos. He was in a commercial for Showtime’s ‘Desus & Mero’ and has co-starred as Hector in Netflix’s hip-hop history series ‘The Get Down.’ Now, the world will get to know him as Graffiti Pete, a Washington Heights’ resident street artist in Lin Manuel’s upcoming film of ‘In The Heights.’
Since the age of two, Noah has been dancing. At that time, he received his nickname ‘Noahlot’ because he was the youngest Bboy in the dance community. He was trained by his mother, Violeta Galagarza, the founder of Keep Rising To The Top (KR3Ts), a 30-year-old nonprofit dance company that turns amateurs into professional top-performing dancers. Noah specializes in all forms of dance: old school/new school hip-hop, popping, locking, Bboying, all styles of Latin, house, and the hustle.In recent years, Noah has become more popularly known for his unique moves dancing Litefeet. He has participated and been a judge in Litefeet battles and has taught classes to students overseas on this style.
Noah’s diverse dance background has led him to work with some of the world’s top artists. He performed with rappers A$AP Ferg and Big Sean at the 2019 VMAs. He has been in music videos and performances with Nas, Omarion, Karol G, Meg Donnell, Fetty Wap, Prince Royce, Frankie Negron and Notch. Noah was also featured in a dance video acknowledged by Chris Brown on instagram that received 1.4 million views! He also works as an assistant choreographer at the Joffrey Ballet School. Throughout the years, he has learned American Sign Language and now incorporates that into some of his dances.
Always looking for ways to give back, he has helped raise funds for Puerto Rican relief efforts during Hurricane Maria and provided food and clothing to the elderly in East Harlem during the pandemic. In 2019, he received the Community Service Award by 116th Street festival for 17 years of service to his community, El Barrio. Noah strives to keep dancers growing creatively through hosting weekly meetups in the park.