Katie Burks - CV

Recent Projects (That I Think Are Pretty Cool)


Ways of Seeing Portland, OR | September 14th 2019 Creator. 90-minute benefit dance production based on research of perception and accessibility which raised approximately $3,000 for local non-profit The Aspire Project Creative Dance Workshop Wenzhou, China | July 5-8th 2019 Teaching Artist. Four-day Creative Dance and Choreography workshop organized by UK-China Performing Arts Greenwich Music Time Festival London, England | July 2nd 2019 Performer, Boundless Skies; Instructor, Painting the Sky - an adaptation of Boundless Skies through dance and music composition workshops held with 40+ Primary School students and musician Richard Navarro Spatial Performance Festival Athens, Greece | June 14– 15th, 2019 Choreographer and Performer, Processing (in collaboration with AAIS) and solo work Thread (world premiere) as part of Interdisciplinary Festival presented by Gesamtatelier




Companies That Hired Me (Some Even Paying Actual Money)


Leoné Dance Theatre | Portland, OR One Year Contract, 2017- 2018 Founding Member, Rehearsal Director Fault Line Dance | Portland, OR One Year Contract, 2016-2017 Founding Member, Executive Assistant to Artistic Director Eliza Larson Attack Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA Independent Artist, 2011 - 2014 Teaching Artist, Dancer – Game Night and the Seven-Minute Dance Series, annual productions of The Dirty Ball, etc Shen Wei Dance Arts | New York, NY Performance Project, 2012 Undivided Divided presented at North Carolina Museum of Art Repertory Dance Companies I and II | Dallas, TX Educational, 2007-2009 Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts




Additional Artists That Put Up With Me (Both On and Offstage)


Those Gracious Enough To Let Me Perform Their Work: Camille A. Brown, Sand | Peter Chu, Smell Memory with Nine | Bill T. Jones via Stuart Singer, Chapel Chapter | Larry Keigwin, Angels of Anxiety | Jessica Lang, Prayers | Mark Morris via Elisa Clark, Polka and Bedtime | Judith Leifer-Bentz, 9 Minutes | Solveig Santillano, Faces of Trafficking | Kate Skarpetowska, Tidal Intersections | Twyla Tharp, Treefrog in Stonehenge | Christopher Vo, On The Cusp and Remembrance Those Gracious Enough to Teach Me: Doug Bentz | Mr. Robert Battle | Elisa Clark | Dr. Rosanne Cox | Sue Darrow | Michele de la Reza | Melissa Glasgow | Mark Haim | Ms. Gerri Houlihan | Dr. Linda James | Peter Kope | Eliza Larson | Garfield Lemonius | Jason McDole | Ariane Reinhart | Kyle Richards | Laura Stilwell | Jeannie Strain | Tony Thatcher | Deborah Weaver | Lee Ann Strain-Whittington | Lily Weiss | Sara Wookey | Jesse Zaritt | and so many more...




Education (Schools I’ll Be Financing Forever)


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance | London, England Master of Fine Arts in Choreography Programme Leader: Tony Thatcher Point Park University | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Dance, cum laude 2013 Artistic Director: Susan Stowe Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts | Dallas, Texas
Artistic Director: Lilly Weiss