Kate Corby

Professor and Chair, UW-Madison Dance Department


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Kate Corby has been a professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2008 and currently serves as the Dance Department Chair. She continues to choreograph with her Chicago-based company, Kate Corby & Dancers. Corby has shown her choreography extensively in the Midwest and in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, and Hungary, where she traveled as a Fulbright Fellow. Her choreography has been called “ingenious” by the Chicago Reader, “jarringly beautiful” by the Isthmus, and is consistently a Critics’ Pick in Time Out Chicago. Corby was also featured in Dance Magazine as one of six choreographers “on the cusp of making waves in the larger dance world.” She completed her master of fine arts degree in dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where she was also an instructor, and received her bachelor of arts degree in dance and women’s studies from Beloit College. In addition to teaching master classes nationally and internationally, Corby has served on the faculties of Beloit College, Columbia College Chicago, and the Pedagogy Department of the Hungarian Dance Academy. Corby is thrilled to be combining her work in dance with her passion for community activism and youth development through Performing Ourselves.