Kate Pilbeam

Kate trained on the CAT scheme in Newcastle and at Trinity Laban before returning to the North East to complete the BA(Hons) Dance Professional Practice course at Dance City, Newcastle, with a First Class Honours.

Kate has experience working with Tim Ruston (Danish Dance Theatre), Kerry Nicholls, Regina Wielingen, Rosie Kay, Renaud Wiser, Joss Arnott, State of Grace, Kerry Biggins (New Adventures), Liv Lorent (Ballet Lorent), Rambert, and Neville Campbell. Kate also worked with Matthew Bourne’s Re:Bourne on the production of Lord of the Flies in 2014 alongside professionals and a local cast. Kate joined Tavaziva as an apprentice in January 2016 for the spring tour of Africarmen.

Kate went on to join postgraduate company Verve 17, touring works created by Carlos Pons Guerra, Matthias Sperling and James Cousins. She completed the year with a Distinction MA in Contemporary Dance Performance.

Alongside a professional career, Kate engages with community work on a board scale from delivering community workshops to dance training on the CAT programme, alongside developing her own practice through a variety of projects.

Kate joined Southpaw in 2017 on Rush and has continued to work with the Company as a dancer and dance captain, she has performed in Erimus and acted as rehearsal director on Icarus and Carousel.

Kate Pilbeam