Kat was born and raised in Halifax and began dancing at the age of 5, taking classes in ballet, modern and tap at Strickland Cook Theatre School. At 14 Kat also started taking classes and performing with Northwind Tribal Belly Dance where her love of outdoor and community-based performance stemmed from. Her contemporary dance training started at Phoenix Dance Theatre’s senior youth company in 2019/20 where she worked with outside artists such as Alleyne Dance and Ballet Black.

Kat’s academic journey led her to the University of Salford, where she graduated with First-Class Honours and was a recipient of Best Undergraduate Student within Arts and Media Award. During her studies, Kat has worked with an array of artists such as About Time Dance Company, Coalesce Dance Theatre, Josh Hawkins, Daisy Howell, Move Manchester and Tuckshop Dance Theatre. Additionally, she expanded on her training with Company Chameleon’s senior youth company. Kat’s diverse performance experience spans various venues in the North-West, outdoor spaces and multidisciplinary works.

Outside of the studio Kat enjoys baking, needle felting, reading to relax and can usually be found with her three cats.

Photo credit: Josh Hawkins

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