- Profile for Kate Corby’99 was last updated on Jun 17, 2019.
Major: Theatre Arts - Dance and Women’s Studies.
Clubs and Activities: Beloit College theatre productions, Chelonia, Women’s Center.
Study Abroad: Budapest, Hungary.
Kate Corby began choreographing and dancing as a Beloit College undergraduate in 1997. Since then she has shown her work in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Madison and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and Hungary, where she carried out choreographic research as a Fulbright fellow. From 2007-08 Ms. Corby presented work in Chicago with the LIVE ANIMALS Performance Collective (Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, Link’s Hall and Around the Coyote Gallery). She completed her MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2007, where she received a University Fellowship and the Wanda M. Nettl Award for outstanding student choreography. In addition to pursuing choreography at the UIUC, Ms. Corby was also an instructor from 2004-07 and performed with numerous faculty and student choreographers.
Ms. Corby is the director of Kate Corby & Dancers (KC&D), a contemporary dance organization based in Chicago and Madison, WI. Committed to producing innovative dance theater works that push the aesthetic boundaries of concert dance, the company works both regionally and nationally. KC&D was based in San Francisco from 2001 – 04, where they performed in many Bay Area venues including: the Cowell Theater, ODC Theater, Dance Mission, Venue 9, 848 Community Space, Zeum Theater and Shotwell Studios. The company’s recent national projects include: The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago at the Dance Center of Columbia College, the World Dance Alliance Global Dance Event at Dance Theater Workshop in New York, the Wave Rising Series in Brooklyn produced by the White Wave Dance Company, and their Chicago season at Links Hall in May of 2011. Ms. Corby has served on the faculties of Beloit College, the Dance Center of Columbia College and the Pedagogy Department of the Hungarian Dance Academy. Her work has been called “ingenious” by the Chicago Reader and “haunting and memorable” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.