Choreographer, Performer and Artistic Director of Rosie Kay Dance Company
Rosie Kay trained at London Contemporary Dance School and formed Rosie Kay Dance Company in 2004. The company regularly tours the UK and Internationally with dance theatre productions. Theatre based works include Asylum, The Wild Party, Double Points: K, Supernova and 5 Soldiers- The Body Is The Frontline, There is Hope for the company as well as dance films 5 SOLDIERS, The Wild Party and 22. Outdoor works include The Great Train Dance which took place on a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway and Ballet on the Buses created with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Rosie Kay Dance Company was nominated as Best Independent Dance Company by the National Dance Awards, Critics Circle 2012. Currently Rosie Kay Dance Company is touring Nationally with There is Hope, a work that explores religion, faith and belief.
Rosie Kay is a former Rayne Foundation Fellow which has led to secondments with Anthony Minghella in Africa and an attachment with the 4th Battalion The Rifles which lead to the work 5 SOLDIERS. Kay has just completed choreographing the musical feature film, Sunshine on Leith (dir Dexter Fletcher produced by DNA and Black Camel). Kay’s new work, Acts of Possession will premiere at Edinburgh festival this year. Rosie Kay is the Leverhulme funded Artist in Residence at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnology, University of Oxford. Kay is Associate Artist of DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists.
Rosie is leading Strand 5 with Black Country schools in Walsall creating work for performance in December
Rosie is also the Guest Artist at The Dance & Careers Event 24th January 2014 at The Performance Hub Wolverhampton University in Walsall