Kate Jewett joined Shen Wei Dance Arts in 2005 and was named the company education director in 2008. She took on the role of rehearsal director in 2009-2018. Kate has performed original roles in MAP, Re-I, Re-III, Connect Transfer II, Undivided Divided, Limited States, Collective Measures, In Black White & Gray, and Neither and most recently assisted Shen Wei in China for the creation of Integrate. Kate has graced numerous stages and conducted master classes and workshops all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. She staged works at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, North Carolina School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and at the American Dance Festival in 2019.
Other choreographers include Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy group from 2002-2005, Sean Curran, Helen Simoneau, Rashaun Mitchell/Silas Riener/Charles Atlas, Helado Negro, June Finch, Mimi Garrard, Jeff Slayton, Louise Burns, Brenda Daniels, and Teatro De San Carlo, among others. Her own works have been presented at DeSales University, the United Nations, Park Avenue Armory, SCGSAH’s Gunter Theater, Milano Teatro Scuola, Paolo Grassi, Fabbrica Europa, and Performatica festivals as well as NYU, Forge, and Hou Ying Dance Theater Summer Programs. In 2017, Kate founded Moving Minds, a mind-body learning and leadership program for organizations. Moving Minds has conducted workshops throughout Japan, China, and the US and was accepted to present at SXSW EDU in 2019. Kate is a trauma-informed yoga teacher and social-emotional learning facilitator and is an avid mushroom forager at her leisure. movingminds.us
Classes: Shen Wei’s Natural Body Development Technique
Photo by Ben Viatori