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“Compelling” and “full of gestured conflict and impish daring” (Chicago Tribune), Kate Corby & Dancers’ collaborative work has been seen in the Midwest, New York, California, Seattle, Atlanta and interna¬tionally in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and Hungary, where artistic director Kate Corby traveled as a Fulbright fellow. Kate, featured in Dance Magazine as one of six choreographers “on the cusp of making waves in the larger dance world,” is currently an associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She established Kate Corby & Dancers in the Midwest with Chicago-based dancers Erin Kilmurray, Emily Miller and Anna Normann in 2009. Some of the company’s past projects include: the Chicago Cultural Center’s SpinOff Festival, the World Dance Alliance-Americas Festivals in Vancouver, BC and Puebla, Mexico, a collaboration and live performance with cellist Zoë Keating, commissioned by the Wisconsin Union Theater, the Live Art, Live Rio! Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago at the Dance Center of Columbia College and the World Dance Alliance Global Dance Event at Dance Theater Workshop in New York.  

Recently Kate began directing dance films, and her short film Hungars Beach was screened in the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival, Triskelion Arts’ 2016 Dance Film Festival, the Detroit Dance City Festival Dance Film Fest and Flatlands Dance Film Festival. Kate co-directs Performing Ourselves, a dance outreach program based in Madison that employs undergraduate students to teach dance and wellness curriculum to underserved girls in local community centers. She received her MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her BA in dance and women’s studies from Beloit College.

Relentless currents of human tension
– Dance Magazine