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Kathleen studied fine art painting and time-based media at Wimbledon School of Art and went on to train at Circomedia, specializing in acrobatics and physical theatre (2005-2006) She has extensive training independently in improvised dance.
Kathleen has a practice that is interdisciplinary involving dance, physical performance, drawing, and writing. She makes solo work, collaborates and co-devises as a performer and teaches community dance. She is a member of Interval and also works as a character street entertainer. Interested in making work that at once shows our uniqueness and what joins us, engaging with an honest look at the human condition, through a poetic, vis
ceral language. Her past solo work Filled with Spaces was performed at a variety of platforms including Practice at Salisbury Arts Centre and Testing ground. Kathleen has worked as a performer with companies including Company of Wolves, Oceanallover, Danceroom spectroscopy, Lisa May Thomas, Exit map and the Invisible Circus. As well as leading collective project The Working Group Kathleen is currently working in a supportive role on Rosemary Lee’s project Rising, creating a solo called Nap Glasses which was shown at Testing ground January 2016 to a very positive response and teaching a physical theatre workshop on Monsters as part of Lady Strong Bonfires ‘r’n ‘d’ for Mummy Monster solo show.