Kate Wallich is a Seattle-based choreographer, director and teacher — named one of Dance Magazine's “25 to Watch” in 2015. Kate founded her dance company, The YC, with co-founder Lavinia Vago in 2010.
Kate has created three evening-length works with The YC: Super Eagle (Velocity Dance Center, 2014), Splurge Land (On the Boards, 2015) and Industrial Ballet (Velocity at The Moore Theatre, 2016). She has also has created multiple short-form, site-specific works with The YC including On Perspective(Seattle Art Museum/Olympic Sculpture Park, 2014), Tennis Court Ballet (Rauschenberg Residency, 2015)and Peach Lawn Chair (Private Rooftop, 2016). She has received commissions for new works by leading dance companies, universities, institutions and galleries including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Whim W'Him, Henry Art Gallery, Northwest Dance Project, Springboard Danse Montreal, Bumbershoot, RAWdance, City Arts Festival, Seattle Art Museum/Pacific Northwest Ballet, TOES, Cornish College of the Arts and University of Utah.
Kate has received awards, grants and residencies from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Seattle Magazine, Rauschenberg Residency, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards and Armitage Gone! Dance/Mana Contemporary among others. She is one of Seattle's top contemporary dance teachers, leading packed classes through her own brand of movement technique. You can find Kate teaching her popular, all-levels, sweat-inducing dance class Dance Church every Tuesday and Sunday in Seattle.