Katie Burton trained at Unitec and graduated with her Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance in 2001. Katie is a freelance choreographer and dancer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Katie most recently presented a work as part of Self Portrait, in the NZ and Auckland Fringe Festivals. Katie has choreographed two award winning works in the NZ and Dunedin Fringe Festivals over the past two years. Katie is the Assistant Choreographer of the WOW World of Wearableart Awards, choreographing the international event with Malia Johnston in 2008-2003. Katie made her European debut dancing a solo role in Willi Dorner Dance Company’s Hanging Garden in the Impulstanz International Dance Festival 2004 (Vienna). Katie also participated in the Impulstanz coaching projects, working with Jeremy Nelson, Louise Le Cavalier, and David Zambrano. Katie is a founding member of Vacuum PACT Dance Company, both choreographing and dancing in their Creative New Zealand funded workshop (2005), The Lens (Tempo 2003), Roam (Hamilton Garden Festival 2003) and their Vacuum Packed National Tour (Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Dunedin 2002). Katie has choreographed three works for Footnote Dance Company: Carry The Boy (2009), to look for as due, proper or necessary (2004) and UNTITLED/12.5HRS (2003). Katie has also been employed both as a dancer and choreographer for Choreolab (2007, 2004 and 2003). Katie has choreographed commercial dance work for Fifa, BMW, The Bledisloe Cup and TVNZ. Katie is a regular Contemporary Technique tutor and Choreographic Advisor for the Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts, The Performing Arts School of NZ, and Marian McDermott School of Dance. Katie has recently returned from performing with Vivid Performance Group in Madrid, Spain, and is currently undertaking a professional development trip to North Carolina and New York City.