Kate Graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art in (2005) after completing a Bachelor of Acting.
Arts and Community Engagement Graduate Certificate - (Victorian College of the Arts, 2015)
Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship recipient - A highly competitive Scholarship for actor training in 2013/2014 to study in New York with dance theatre company Witness Relocation in 2013, in 2014 to work with NYC Director DJ Mendel on a project entitled Out of Order, study with Les Ballet C de La b in Belgium, undertake a Gaga Intensive with The Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), a choreographic and improvisation workshop with Deborah Hay (USA), study at LADA (The Live Art Development Agency in London and observe Frantic Assembly rehearsing Othello in London.
Studied Clown and Bouffon at E’cole Philippe Gaulier in 2012 (funded by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust)
Dance theatre workshop with Eric Kaiel whose company arch8 productions resides in the Netherlands. (2013)
Trained with Born In A Taxi in Ensemble Improvisation (2012)
Ensemble Improvisation John Britton (UK) (2012)
Intensive workshop culminating in a public performance with Witness Relocation (NYC) Dance Theatre Company (2011)
Trained and worked with Legs On The Wall (Sydney’s most renown Physical Theatre Company) from 2006- 2011.
Studied Meyerholdts Biomechanics with Tony de Mayer and Clown with Anke Gerber at Mime Centrum in Berlin (2010)
Devising Theatre with text and physicality workshop - Scott Graham co - Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly (UK) (2010)
Devising Theatre workshop - Mike Shepherd from Kneehigh Theatre Company (UK) (2010)
The Body, our Instrument physical workshop - Marcello Magni the co- founder of Theatre de Complicite (UK) (2010)
Intensive Workshop with La Fura Dels Baus Director Younes Bashir (Spain) culminating in a public Performance (2010)
Clown and Quantum Theatre Workshops with Ira Seidenstein (former Circ Du
Soleil Clown) in (2008), (2009) and (2010)
Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company – Winter Stomp Intensive (2008)
Acrobat Master Class – (2007)
Body Weather classes and intensive - De Quincey Co (2007)
Ben Moroney - Acrobatic Master classes (2001), (2002), (2006), (2008), and (2010)
NSW Higher School Certificate at Newtown High School Performing Arts (2000)
RUBY’S WISH Ruby, Puppeteer Jo Turner
THE REPUBLIC OF THE TREESBattista Dan Mitchell
ANDANTE Collaborator La Fura Dels Baus
MY BICYCLE LOVES YOU Alice Legs on the Wall
Dir: Patrick Nolan (The Sydney Festival and Perth Festival 2011)
APOCOLYPSE Collaborator Lizzie Doyle
FIREWATER Boy Michael Cohen
BLIND AS YOU SEE IT Girl Shh Productions
WINTER Phoebe Griffin Theatre Dir: Nick Marchand
THE RED SHOES Matilda Jigsaw Prods Dir: Kate Shearer
ONCE UNDER A SKY August/devisor/writer Cursing the Sea Dir: Michael Pigott
WILD BOYS devisor Australian Theatre of the Deaf
WAYFARER Wayfarer Performance Space Dir: Kate Richards/ Martyn Coutts
AUSTRALIA Dancer Dirty Feet Dance Collective
GARGOYLES Performer Erth Physical Theatre Company
PLAYGROUND Devisor Critical Path Residency
BEYOND BELIEF Performer Legs on the Wall Dir: Debra Batton
MACBETH Malcolm Sydney Theatre Company (STC) Dir: Robert Menzies, Arthur Dignam
CHECKLIST FOR AN ARMED ROBBER – Book keeper B Sharp Jessica Symes
SHH Puppeteer Shh Productions Dir: Michal Imielski
SUBTERANO Angie Becker Entertainment Dir: Ezban Storm
THE PERFECT BOY The Orator Touch Press Productions Dir: Amy Tam (presented at The Cannes Short Film Corner in 2011)
DIRECTORS PROJECTS Australian Film and Television Radio School (AFTRS): Wendy Thompson
MOVING DAY Dir: Jason Wingrove
(Presented at the Cleveland International Film Festival and winning an award for best originality, Seattle Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and the Palm Springs Film Festival.)
ANIMAL - A dark horror, a minute tale of epic proportions. In a remote town, two sisters hover on the edge of society. Dominated by their destructive mother and muted by the secret of a father not long buried, they begin a relentless quest to prepare for the predators circling outside. Through heightened physicality and visceral splendour, Animal explores the circumstance we are born into and the cycle of violence. Nominated for 6 Greenroom Awards and winner of 4.
ONCE UNDER A SKY – Kate is the co – founder of the Independent Theatre Company Cursing The Sea (2007). She co- wrote/created and performed in this work. It has toured to The Brisbane Under the Radar Festival in (2007), The Sydney Fringe Festival in (2010) and was programmed in the Main Stage program at The Old Fitzroy Theatre (2011).
GONE TO GROUND – Cursing The Seas new work. We have just done a two week creative development in Hobart funded by Arts Tas and Regional Tas.
VIA EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE EVERY LAST FRIDAY – Commissioned by The Campbelltown Coucil to create a short work for a short works night at the Campbelltown Arts Centre curated by Regina Heilman. There will be a residency two weeks prior to the performance which is on the 19th of November. (2011)
A WORKING MODEL OF THE WORLD - Intervention for Public Program A Working Model of the World. Curatorial Studio, Social Space, UNSW - Art and Design.
UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES– Currently creating a dance/theatre work with Ryuichi Fujimura for Performance Space’s 30 Ways with Time and Space, their 30th Birthday 2 week program. (2013)
UNDER HARRY’S CIRCUMSTANCES Exhibition - Expanded Architecture: Temporal Formal (Harry Seidler) collaboration with Ryuichi Fujimura (2014)
OUT OF ORDER– In development as part of NIDA INDEPENDENT – a new work based around the notion of home and belonging with Ryuichi Fujimura, Michael Pigott and Grace Huie Robbins (2015)
INSIDE OUT– A site specific live Art work set in a federation style mansion around the notion of Home with Jo Leishman, Amelia Ducker, Fiorella Cordella and mentored by Leisa Shelton.
I ROCK Cara ABC
THE ESCAPE OF THE ARTFUL DODGER Becky Dir: Howard Ruby
ALL SAINTS Amy Grundy
HOME AND AWAY Sarah Channel 7
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
NIDA Corporate – Kate has been teaching physical presence, vocal presence and communication skills with NIDA Corporate since 2014.
Open Program Youth and Adult
Kate has taught in the Youth program since 2003 and the adult program since 2010. She teaches script work, acting skills, monologues, auditioning, devising theatre, improvisation, movement, character and acting for the camera. She has taught ages 2 – 50yrs.
Movement at NIDA
Kate teaches Acting 1 and Acting 2 movement and devising performance as part of the Embody and Duets projects.
Spark Creative Arts Festival 2011
Spark is a three day festival for people with disabilities. It is run by Junction Works and the aim is to facilitate workshops for the participants to create, make and finally perform to one another. Kate facilitated a drama workshop over the three days which lead to a performance on the final day.
Legs On The Wall
Kate taught physical theatre/ devising workshops to yrs 7 – 12 with Legs On The Wall since 2007. She taught, movement, devising theatre, improvisation, HSC group performance and an introduction to physical theatre.
2007 – Taught at ‘Catapult’ the Youth Circus Festival in Bathurst assisting in physical workshops with Legs on the Wall.
The Women’s Circus
Taught workshops/classes in 2012/2013 in comedy and physical devising.
Belvoir Theatre - Education Program
Kate teaches a Group Devising Workshop to Senior Students, A Performing Monologues Workshop and an Improvisation Workshop.
AHI – Arts Health Institute – Kate has been a Humour Valet since 2012 attending many different Aged Care Facilities in NSW. She has just finished a project as part of a new program called the Cultural Concierge Program which aims to change the culture in aged care.
SBS – Kate worked at SBS in Sydney and Melbourne from 2006 - 2015 in admin, as an Audience Relations Specialist and on various strategy and communications projects.