Kate Wallich is a Seattle-based choreographer, director, and educator – named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. She has left a significant mark in the Pacific Northwest with commissions and presentations from leading institutions including On the Boards, Seattle Theater Group, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Whim W’Him, and NW Dance Project; nationally at Walker Art Center with Liquid Music, MASS MoCa, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Newfields/IMA, ICA Boston; internationally at Springboard Danse and SPOTLIGHT: USA in Bulgaria. In 2010 she co-founded her company The YC with Lavinia Vago and has gone on to create five evening-length works and three large-scale site-specific works with the company since. In 2010 she founded an all-abilities, community-focused class Dance Church® (no religious affiliation) which reaches over 550+ attendees per week and is taught by professional dance artists weekly in New York City, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and has popped up in cities worldwide. Dance Church has partnered with local and national organizations including Gibney, Mark Morris Dance Center, LA Dance Project, Newfields/IMA, BodyVox, Adidas Studio London, Velocity, On the Boards, The Sweat Spot, Design Week Portland, Nike, and goop, among others. In 2016 she founded Studio Kate Wallich, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance-based, design-forward experiences. Through the support of the Studio, Kate founded YC2 — a new platform for professional dance professionals — in 2016. Kate was a 2013 and 2015 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow and a 2018 Ucross Foundation Fellow, and has received awards and grants from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, MANA Contemporary, and Seattle Magazine. She has been a Visiting Artist at the National Center for Choreography at University of Akron, University of Washington, University of Oregon, and University of Utah as well as Cornish College of the Arts and Beloit College. Kate attended Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts.