Katie Vickers is an American artist who lives in Brussels. She is a 2014 graduate of P.A.R.T.S. and 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University. She has danced for and with Daniel Linehan (USA), Martin Nachbar (GE), Benjamin Vandewalle (BE), Vera Tussing (GE), and most recently was a guest artist for the Cullberg Ballet’s production, Figure a Sea, choreographed by Deborah Hay. She has conducted workshops internationally, and spearheaded the Mercersburg Academy Summer Program for Dance and Theatre in the U.S as well as Practicing Performance at The Ohio State University.
About her work
Her foundation as an artist is heavily influenced by changing roles between dancer, choreographer, and teacher. As a dancer, she has mainly worked with choreographers she has met through P.A.R.T.S as well as whose research stimulates her own work. Katie steers towards environments and various collaborations with people that challenges her development of methods in order to take existing knowledge in new directions. Her own work and research spans through a variety of interests, yet their common ground is questioning the use of the body in order to find the unfamiliar in the familiar.
Upon graduation, she has premiered in Kunstencentrum Monty with her duet Slogan for Modern Times, and in the Desingel in the frame of Bouge B with her duet, 5 Seasons. These two projects have been supported and managed by Kosmonaut, as well as institutions such as Dommelhof TAKT, Vooruit, School Van Gaasbeek, STUK, wpZimmer, Uferstudios and Schloss Bröllin.
Currently, she is in creation for a new project, We Will Have Had Darker Futures, with Inga Huld Hakondottir and Rebecka Stillman that will premiere in the DeSingel in March 2017.
Katie and Albert Quesada are currently organizing the first edition of Practicing Performance / International Dance Festival at The Ohio State University in July/August 2017.