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Katie Lusby

Katie Lusby

Performer

Katie trained at London Studio Centre and London Contemporary Dance School.  She has worked with Richard Alston Dance Company, the Van Huynh Company and has toured internationally with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake as well as appearing in the new 3D film of the show.  Katie performed in David McVicar’s Aida at the Royal Opera House and also remounted the choreography (by Fin Walker) at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo.  Katie has also worked with choreographers such as Aletta Collins, James Cousins, Jorge Crecis, Akram Khan (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games), Wayne McGregor (DanceLines 2011), Wayne Parsons, Liam Steele, Didy Veldman and James Wilton.  From 2013-14, Katie was in the original cast of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, performing several different roles over the yearlong run.  She is currently working with Gecko Theatre, after joining them in 2015 for The Time of Your Life, a BBC and Battersea Arts Centre co-production that was broadcasted live on BBC4.

As a teacher, Katie has taught the professional class at The Place, at institutions such as Central School of Ballet, London Studio Centre, London Contemporary Dance School, Doreen Bird College, Performers College, University of East London and Birkbeck University of London, as well as leading company classes for Scottish Dance Theatre, Punchdrunk, Jorge Crecis/SQx and New Adventures.  Katie completed her MA in 2014 and has since been invited as an external examiner for various assessments at LCDS.  She was also an Associate Lecturer in Choreography at London Studio Centre from 2014-15.