Kate Weare

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Kate Weare
Born 1971/1972 (age 50–51)[1]
Education CalArts (BFA '94)
Occupation choreographer, artistic director
Known for founder, Kate Weare Company

Kate Weare is an American choreographer. She is the founder and artistic director of the Kate Weare Company.[2]

Early life and education

Weare was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] She attended the California Institute of the Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1994.[3]


Weare has presented her choreography globally, in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Belgrade and Vienna.[4] Upon moving to New York City in 2000, she was twice asked to present work by Dance Theater Workshop, and presented work at Joyce Soho, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Judson Church, DancemOpolitan at Joe’s Pub, The 92nd St. Y, The Puffin Room, New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theater, The Kitchen, WAX, BAX, and La Mama. She has collaborated and shared her concerts with many choreographers such as Paul Taylor and Karl Anderson.[5]

While she is a minimalist choreographer, emotionally she explores the areas of love, femininity, strength and sexuality. Her movement ranges from seductive partnering[6] and strong lifts, to witty gestures and lush movement phrases. She is interested in the kind of theatrical dance wherein narrative is implied but never specified and gives evidence of having thought deeply and fruitfully about her intentions. The New York Times noted: "Ms. Weare is simply the choreographer of her own piece."[7]

Kate Weare Company

In 2005, she founded the Kate Weare Company in New York City.[3] The company's dancers include Leslie Kraus, Douglas Gillespie, Bergen Wheeler, Luke Murphy, T.J. Spaur, and Adrian Clark.[8]


In 1999, San Francisco's Isadora Duncan Dance Award nominated Weare for her duet Skin/Skin. In 2001, Zwei, a film created with Canadian filmmaker Kenji Ouellet, screened at the Dancing for Camera Festival at the American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop’s Film Festival and was an award finalist for the Dance on Camera Screening at Lincoln Center.[2] She was awarded with the 2006/2007 Joyce Soho Residency, and Gwen Welliver mentored her in the studio.

Weare was a 2009 Princess Grace Awards winner.[9] In 2014, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Choreography.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Perron, Wendy (August 2008). "Quick Q&A: Kate Weare". Dance Magazine.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kate Weare Company
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Kate Weare". Joyce SoHo Artist Residency Program. Retrieved February 25, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography
  5. International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA)
  6. Seibert, Brian (25 March 2013). "Watching the Choreographer's Mind Churn". New York Times. New York, United States. Retrieved 28 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Rockwell, John (March 3, 2006). "Dance Review: Ivy Baldwin and Kate Weare". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Company Artists". Kate Weare Company. Retrieved February 25, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Kate Weare". Princess Grace Foundation-USA.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Kate Weare". www.gf.org. Retrieved 2015-09-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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