Kate Wallich

Kate Wallich

, January 21-28, 2018
Dance and Dance Church Residency


Kate Wallich will be on campus to teach classes in modern technique and Dance Church, give a public talk and to choreograph a new work for our students to perform in Chelonia 2018.

Kate Wallich is a Seattle-based choreographer, director, and educator – named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015. She received her training from Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA in Dance Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts.

Kate’s work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by leading dance companies, performance institutions, universities and galleries including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Theater Group, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Whim W’Him, RAWdance, Northwest Dance Project, University of Utah, Springboard Danse Montreal, Toes For Dance, The Frye Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery among others. She was a Visiting Artist at University of Washington, University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts and University of Utah. Kate has created three evening-length works with her company The YC: Super Eagle (Velocity Dance Center, 2014), Splurge Land (On the Boards, 2015) and Industrial Ballet (Velocity Dance Center/Seattle Theater Group, 2016) in addition to short-form site-specific works On Perspective (Seattle Art Museum/Olympic Sculpture Park 2014), Tennis Court Ballet (Rauschenberg Residency, 2015) and Peach Lawn Chair (Belltown Seattle Rooftop, 2016). Kate has received awards, grants and support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Velocity Dance Center’s Creative Residency & AIR, On the Boards Performance Production Program, The Rauschenberg Residency, MANA Contemporary, Seattle Magazine’s “Spotlight Artist Award” and NCCAkron’s “Dancing Laboratory”. She regularly sells out Seattle’s largest venues and leads packed classes through her own brand of movement technique including her popular community-focused class Dance Church.

In 2016, Kate created Studio Kate Wallich, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance-based, design-forward experiences. The organization supports the work of The YC and Dance Church, and in 2017 launched the start of YC2 — a platform for dancers to exercise creative agency while receiving consistent training, contracted rehearsal, and performance opportunities — in partnership with Velocity Dance Center.

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