Kate's notable career highlights include the creation of the original musical staging for the RSC’s Les Miserables (1985) now at the Queens Theatre and worldwide. Her choreography for Turandot (1984) has been in 22 revivals and returns to the Royal Opera September 2013, screened live to 1000 cinemas worldwide. The Dancing Room (1995) co-devised with Sally Jacobs, explored the rituals of life in a contemporary setting was shown on BBC2, directed by Simon Broughton. Further highlights are Dr Faustus with David Lan at the Young Vic, Three Sisters and Dream Play with Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre and Fiddler on the Roof at Sheffield Crucible and Savoy Theatre. Her work on feature films includes choreography for Chaplin, Restoration, and The Avengers.
Trained at the Royal Ballet School, Kate began her career as assistant choreographer to Leonide Massine and then undertook further study at the London School of Contemporary Dance with Nina Fonaroff, Jane Dudley and Robert Cohan. She participated in the first International Summer School for Composers and Choreographers under the direction of Glen Tetley. Her career currently spans a wide field, nationally and internationally, and includes dance theatre works, film, opera and musicals. Kate was awarded a Rayne Fellowship in 2007; she is also a Churchill Fellow and a recipient of an RSA travel bursary to study traditional dances in Eastern Europe and Greece.
Faculties / departments: Vocal Studies