Katie Faulkner, Artistic Director

“There is a lively intelligence at work here, and something of a moralist (not a moralizer). Even in the jagged patterns fashioned by Faulkner, tonal inflections spice the abstraction. It’s the beginning of a recognizable and individual style.”

                                                    - voiceofdance.com


Originally from North Carolina, Katie Faulkner received her MFA in dance performance & choreography from Mills College in 2002. Since graduating from Mills, Faulkner has performed the works of  Bill T. Jones, Randee Paufve, Stephen Petronio, June Watanabe, Victoria Marks, Abigail Hosein, Kim Epifano, Ann Carlson, and Susan Rethorst. She has worked with several of these choreographers as a dancer with AXIS Dance Company, with whom she performed both locally and nationally from 2003-2007. She has enjoyed teaching students of all ages and abilities around the country and at institutions such as Santa Clara University, Marin Ballet, University of California, Berkeley, Mills College, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and she is currently on faculty at the University of San Francisco,  and ODC.

            Since founding little seismic dance company in 2006, Faulkner’s choreographic and film work have received support in the form of numerous commissions, residencies, and awards, including support from: The Zellerbach Family Foundation, Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant, Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center AIR Program, the CHIME and CHIME Across Borders Grant, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts,  the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Rauschenberg Residency, and she was in residence at ODC Theater from 2009-2011. She has received Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and Performance as well as nominations in the categories of Music/Text/Sound and Visual Design. She received a Special Isadora Duncan Dance Award, with collaborator Benjamin Goldman, for her 2008 dance film, LOOM. In 2011 she received the top prize for her duet, “Until We Know for Sure”, in the Joyce Theater A.W.A.R.D. Show/ San Francisco competition as well as the San Francisco Bay Guardian GOLDIE Award (Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award) for dance.

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Katie Faulkner - Artistic Director