Kate Hilliard is an artist, curator, and educator. Her performance research blends highly codified gestural movement language with improvisation and her choreographic structures are connected to her writing and include spoken word and digital media. Hilliard is the Artistic Director of Arts Orillia, where she curates experiences for her local community and hosts residency and presentation opportunities for Canadian artists. She mentors BFA dance, acting and production students in her faculty role at The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University. Ms. Hilliard studied Art History at The University of Toronto and holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute.