Kate Marsh graduated from University of Chichester with a BA Hons (Dance) in 1996 and joined Candoco as a trainee dancer with the company. She delivered the company’s workshop programme alongside company dancers and founder Adam Benjamin, especially focusing on choreographic residencies nationally and internationally. From 1998-2000 Kate worked at Greenwich Dance Agency continuing her links with Candoco until she was offered a full time dancer contract in 2000. She performed in works by Doug Elkins, Javier de Frutos and Fin Walker, and spent four years dancing with the company until she started a family in 2004. Since 2004 Kate has continued to work as one of Candoco’s Artists not only delivering education and training programmes such as Moving Bodies but also working as artist mentor on our Summer Labs, choreographing participatory works and performances, performing in site specific works such as Trisha Brown’s Floor of the forest and Set and Reset/Reset as part of the company’s repertoire.
In addition to her work with Candoco Dance Company, Kate works as a dance teacher and choreographer and is working towards a PhD at Coventry University’s research project InVisible Difference: Dance, Disability and the Law, with her doctorate exploring the development of leadership roles for disabled dance artists.