Katie Faulkner


  • 2401 Bancroft Studio Office
  • Thursday 12:00-2:00 PM
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Katie Faulkner, Artistic Director of Little Seismic Dance Company, received her MFA in dance performance & choreography from Mills College in 2002. Since graduating from Mills, Faulkner has performed the works of Bill T. Jones, Randee Paufve, Stephen Petronio, June Watanabe, Victoria Marks, Abigail Hosein, Kim Epifano and Ann Carlson. She has worked with several of these choreographers as a dancer with AXIS Dance Company, with whom she performed both locally and nationally from 2003-2007. She has enjoyed teaching students of all ages and abilities around the country and at institutions such as Santa Clara University, Marin Ballet, and Mills College, and she is currently on faculty at the University of San Francisco and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. Faulkner’s choreography and film work have been presented by the Renaud-Wilson Dance Festival, the WestWave Dance Festival, Hampshire College, Motion Pictures, the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts’ Dance IS Festival, the Oakland Dance Festival, 8x8x8, ODC Theater and the Monterey Dance Festival. She has been commissioned to choreograph works for the Mills College Repertory Company, Kate Mitchell & Dancers, AXIS Dance Company, the Erika Shuch Performance Project, and the University of San Francisco Dance Ensemble and has received support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant. She was awarded a six-month residency as part of the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s AIR (Artist-In-Residence) Program in 2007, and will be in residence at ODC Theater from 2009-2011 and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in the Summer of 2009. She was an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) nominee in Visual Design with collaborators Benjamin Goldman and JC Earle for her 2008 trio, ‘The Dry Line’, and she received a Special Izzie Award with Benjamin Goldman for her 2008 dance film ‘LOOM’. (Photo credit: Adam Shemper)