Kate Digby is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Kansas State University where she teaches Modern, Ballet, and Improvisation with a focus on embodiment. Prior to her appointment at KSU, Digby worked as a choreographer, performer and teacher in New York City and Boston where she had opportunities to perform with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (as an apprentice), David Parker & The Bang Group, Prometheus Dance, The Boston Dance Collective, and in works by choreographers including Alexandra Beller, Erika Batdorf, Séan Curran, Marcus Schulkind and Catherine Tharin. She founded Digby Dance in 2000 and has since choreographed over 30 works with the support of grants or commissions from organizations including World Music/CRASHarts, The Yard, Summer Stages Dance, the Boston Cultural Council, the LEF, Puffin, and Putnam Foundations, and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and presented them across the US, in Canada and India.
As a certified instructor of Yoga, the Batdorf Technique, Moving for Life Dance Exercise for Health® and, soon, Body-Mind Dancing™, Digby’s research in embodiment extends into pedagogy, performance, creativity and health. In June 2016, her ongoing collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including somatic practitioners, computational media artists and biomedical engineers launched with the Movement and Emotion as Computational Interfaces Workshop (ndstudiolab.com/meci) at York University in Toronto.
Digby has previously served on the faculties of The Boston Conservatory, the Conservatory Division of the Longy School of Music, Roxbury Community College, and New York University’s Athletic Department. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA from the Boston Conservatory.