- Date: 23 November 2009
- Area: Midlands
Choreographer and dance artist Katie Green has won the St Hugh's Fellowship for 2009.
Lincolnshire-based (from Thurlby, Bourne), Katie Green is rapidly establishing a national as well as regional reputation by working in a variety of contexts, including performing, teaching and leading creative dance workshops across the spectrum from primary schools to professional levels. She choreographs as an individual freelance artist, creating work for theatres and specific sites, and for her own company Made by Katie Green.
Katie's work has a strong regional focus, working with Lincolnshire Dance and as an Associate Artist at Dance4 in Nottingham. Her current touring piece Lost and Found was a collaboration with Lincoln Drill Hall and supported by Arts Council England. But she has also worked extensively in some high-profile London contexts.
At a key stage in her own professional development, the St Hugh's Fellowship will enable her to work with a distinguished choreographic mentor and absorb international influences. The Fellowship award of £14,000 will also provide time to focus on the creation of new work, including a new piece of live contemporary dance for local and national performance. Katie intends to work with groups of young people locally, enabling them to participate in the choreographic process through creative dance workshops.
The St Hugh's Foundation will be announcing a new arts award programme early in 2010.
Katie Green won the Bonnie Bird Award for New Choreography in 2007 and the Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance in 2006. She has honours degrees from the London Contemporary Dance School and from Cambridge University.