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Kate Hilliard is an artist, curator, and educator. Her performance research blends highly codified gestural movement language with improvisation and her choreographic structures include spoken word, writing, and digital media. Hilliard aims to comment on change and the experiences that we share in relation to the passing of time. Kate's choreography has been commissioned and presented in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Germany. In 2020, she was nominated for The Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Best Original Choreography”.

Hilliard is the Creative Director of Orillia Centre for Arts + Culture, where she works passionately to bring cultural experiences to her community - and residency and presentation opportunities to artists. She also mentors students in her faculty role at Toronto Metropolitan University in the dance, acting, and production departments. Ms. Hilliard studied Art History at The University of Toronto and holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute.