Kate Hilliard, Curator
Kate Hilliard is a Toronto based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. She has performed with many established Canadian companies including, Le Groupe Dance Lab, The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, Fortier Danse-Création and Dancemakers. After performing Tino Sehgal’s work in several international galleries, Hilliard broke from dance practice to pursue curatorial work with a focus in contemporary performance and visual art. Kate’s passion for creative process influences her training philosophy. She has taught at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC and is now faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Performance. Her own choreography has been commissioned and presented in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Berlin. Hilliard studied Art History at The University of Toronto and holds an MFA from Plymouth University’s Transart Institute in the UK. She is thrilled to be curating for the Orillia Centre, fostering educational programming and residency opportunities for artists across disciplines.