Kate Usher - Executive Director
Kate Usher is a Brisbane based Producer and Curator. Kate graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2008 with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Dance), a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration in 2009 and a Masters in Creative Production and Arts Management in 2011, where her thesis 'The Business of Dance: Identifying the Skills and Knowledge for becoming a Self Producer' was awarded the grade of High Distinction. Kate is currently enrolled in a MBA (Non Profit Studies) at Queensland University of Technology.
Kate is the Co-founder and current Curator of Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane. A fledgling international dance festival growing in strength working in tandem with the dance community and industry friends.
Kate’s most recent position was with the World Science Festival as the Producer for Street Science! Prior to that Kate was at Metro Arts as their Associate Producer working across all art forms in contemporary performance. Kate’s formative professional years were at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in the Arts Programming team, where she worked on numerous projects such as: in-theatre performance, commercial projects, large scale events and bespoke festivals. With her freelance producing practice, Kate has also worked for Woodford Folk Festival, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane City Council and Artslink. Kate is a keen advocate for Independent Dance and was a member of the Ausdance Queensland management committee 2010 - 2016. Furthermore, Kate still enjoys rolling and flying in a good contemporary class
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